Quoting Enda (enda at unison.ie):
> You've missed my point entirely. I'm telling you for a fact that SuSE
> does not have an issue with you burning a copy for a friend.
I'll be delighted to hear this, if you can support it.
> They'd prefer if you didnt burn copies of the SLES (enterprise
> server), and hope that people dont generally realise that you can copy
> it. Personal and Professional distributions are not core business for
> SuSE, that is a fact....
I see on http://www.suse.com/cgi-bin/orderform.cgi copies of SuSE Linux
8.0 Professional and Personal Edition boxed sets for UKP 59.00 and
39.00, respectively. I'm unable to find any permission to redistribute.
Can you point it out to me?
Can you explain to me how it's possible for SuSE Linux AG to grant
third parties permission to freely redistribute Star Office 5.2, VMware,
Opera 6.0, Moneydance, Kylix Open Edition, and IBM Java2, which are
owned by other companies who do not permit such redistribution?
If you can substantiate your position on those two points:
a) Show anywhere that SuSE state their permission to duplicate and
redistribute the discs comprising Personal and Professional
b) Explain to me how SuSE can grant the public the right to duplicate
and redistribute third-party proprietary software it includes under
licence, and whose copyright owners have granted no such permission.
Then I will be most gratified, and join you in urging such sharing of
the wealth. Looking forward to your reply.
Cheers, "On the face of it, Microsoft complaining about the source license
Rick Moen used by Linux is like the event horizon calling the kettle black."
rick at linuxmafia.com -- Adam Barr, former Microsoft Corp. programmer
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