VNC/Vino Licensing?

Asked by Mike Z on 2010-06-21

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop in my company and I use the VNC server for GNOME 2.28.2-0ubuntu2 to control this computer. I need to know if this is freeware or is there additional licensing for this software. I want to make sure I am legal to use this for commercial use. I can't seem to find any info on licensing. I know when using regular VNC we purchase enterprise edition licensing. Anyone know about this version?

Thanks,
Mike

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kpk187 (kpk187) said : #1

A copy of the license for Ubuntu packages/programs may be found on your computer at:

/usr/share/doc/<packagename>/copyright

the license for vino 2.28.2-0ubuntu2 may be found at: /usr/share/doc/vino/copyright

here is a copy of the vino 2.28.2-0ubuntu2 copyright file:

This package was debianized by Matthew Garrett <email address hidden> on
Tue, 1 Jun 2004 03:41:45 +0100.

It was downloaded from http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/vino/

Upstream Authors:
 Mark McLoughlin <email address hidden>
 Calum Benson <email address hidden>
 Federico Mena Quintero <email address hidden>
 Sebastien Estienne <email address hidden>
 Shaya Potter <email address hidden>
 Steven Zhang <email address hidden>
 Srirama Sharma <email address hidden>
 Jonh Wendell <email address hidden>

Copyright:

 Copyright (c) 1987, 1994 X Consortium
 Copyright (c) 1988,1989,1990,1991,1992 by Richard Outerbridge
 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. All Rights Reserved.
 Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Constantin Kaplinsky. All Rights Reserved.
 Copyright (C) 2000 - Eazel, Inc.
 Copyright (C) 2000 heXoNet Support GmbH, D-66424 Homburg.
 Copyright (C) 2000 Tridia Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 Copyright (c) 2001 James "Wez" Weatherall, Johannes E. Schindelin
 Copyright (c) 2002-2003 Karl J. Runge <email address hidden>
 Copyright (C) 2002-2004 Marco Pesenti Gritti
 Copyright (C) 2002 RealVNC Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
 Copyright (C) 2003, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 Copyright (C) 2004-2006 William Jon McCann <email address hidden>
 Copyright (C) 2004 Christian Persch
 Copyright (C) 2004 Novell, Inc.
 Copyright (C) 2004 Red Hat, Inc.
 Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Christian Hammond
 Copyright (c) 2005-2008 Thomas Bernard
 Copyright (C) 2005 Ethium, Inc.
 Copyright (C) 2005 - Paolo Maggi
 Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Jonh Wendell.
 Copyright (C) 2008 Jorge Pereira <email address hidden>

License:

 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
 * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
 * License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
 * General Public License for more details.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in the file '/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'

 * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 * version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
 * Lesser General Public License for more details.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU Lesser General Public
License can be found in the file '/usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL-2.1'

 * vino-message-box.c is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 * under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
 * Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * vino-message-box.c is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 * See the GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
 * with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in the file '/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'

server/libvncserver/rfb/keysym.h is licensed under the following terms:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
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Mike Z (mike-zamborsky) said : #2

Thanks so much!