Ubuntu – Ubuntu License for companies


I'm really concerned because a need to know if Ubuntu is totally free for a company. I mean, if I use a private software, I have to pay that license package, but Have I to pay for use Ubuntu? Have I to get a license?

Best Answer

Yes. Simply put Ubuntu is open source and free for anyone to use, including commercial use. Nice, huh!?

However looking at it more closely, you see that Ubuntu consists of a lot of individual packages and each can have its own license. That's important to keep in mind about redistributing software as not all software in all repositories is fully FOSS. See also my answer to Why are some programs in the Ubuntu Software Center not open source?.

I suggest you to read up on Ubuntu Licensing.