No warranties, either express or implied, are hereby given for anything provided by MX Linux. All software is supplied without any accompanying guarantee, whether expressly mentioned, implied or tacitly assumed. The user assumes all responsibility for damages resulting from the use of the software.
Software in MX Linux
We develop software that is covered by a free license that can be examined in the Wiki list. We also include software developed by others that is under a free license.
At the same time, we distribute by default a certain amount of non-free software that we consider critical to a trouble-free experience for users. Some examples:
- The “wl” driver (broadcom-sta) and non-free firmware with proprietary components
- A dedicated tool for installing Nvidia graphic drivers
- Adobe Flash Player (distributed by permission)
Our rationale: it is much easier for advanced users to remove such software than it is for regular users to install them. And it’s particularly difficult to install a driver for a network card without internet access!
The name “MX Linux” is covered by Linux Foundation Sublicense No. 20140605-0483. It is available for fair use in artistic, promotional and informational contexts. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Anyone distributing a respin that we do not host ourselves must specify that it is a respin in the names of a website, ISO or download location. For example: mx-respin. Furthermore, it must be specified clearly somewhere that products are based on MX Linux but are not connected with it in any official way.
The name “MX Linux” may not be used as part of a respin-project’s website title or in the project’s iso/media without making clear that the it is not an official part of MX Linux.
Logo and art work
As with the name, the logos and art work are also available for fair use, including artistic redesigns, except in a commercial context. They are subject to the same restrictions applicable to the trademark and the name.