The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ
Chapter 13 - Redistributing Debian GNU/Linux in a commercial product
13.1 Can I make and sell Debian CDs?
Go ahead. You do not need permission to distribute anything we have
released, so that you can master your CD as soon as the beta-test
ends. You do not have to pay us anything. Of course, all CD manufacturers
must honor the licenses of the programs in Debian. For example, many of the
programs are licensed under the GPL, which requires you to distribute their
Also, we will publish a list of CD manufacturers who donate money, software,
and time to the Debian project, and we will encourage users to buy from
manufacturers who donate, so it is good advertising to make donations.