Can you legally modify your copy of Linux? The law permits you to copyright a Linux version as a work of your own; however, because of the GNU GPL (General Public License), you would not be allowed to limit the rights of others to use and modify your version of the kernel.
Who owns Linux? The Linux trademark is owned by Linus Torvalds. Companies that use the term “Linux” for commercial distributions are apparently supposed to pay him a yearly licensing fee between $200 and $5000 for use of the name but there’s some dissension as to whether or not they actually pony up.
How can I change my operating system?
- Install the App-V Sequencer on a computer in your environment that has only the operating system installed.
- Copy the entire virtual application package that contains the Windows Installer file you want to modify to the computer running the Sequencer.
Under what license is Linux released? Linux is a free, open source operating system, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Anyone can run, study, modify, and redistribute the source code, or even sell copies of their modified code, as long as they do so under the same license.