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Old 01-27-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Debian, FedoraC1, Slack 9.1, MDK 9.2/10.0
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few general questions and what now

yo all, so, this may be a re-post but ive not the time to search though 40+ pages of topics,,, i been running mandrake 9.2 for a few months now.

1. is linux and its different distributions (mandrake, debian, suse, etc) all open source,?

2. if so, is it possible to obtain the source code for linux and its different distributions?

3. is linux and its different distributions (mandrake, debian, suse, etc) all coded in C or C++?

4. is linux and/or its different distributions required to be opensource by the government? (i dont remember where i heard this one)

tnx for any and all that know these answers...
Old 01-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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1. The programs within most distro's fall under the GPL
2. Yes
3. Linux it just the kernel, a distro takes the kernel and a lot of other programs to go with it. To anwser your question, distro's contain programs written in python,C,C++, and many others
4. Yes, kind of google for GPL


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