From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Fri 14 Jun 2002 - 16:42:52 IST
On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 04:04:23PM +0100, Enda wrote:
> > No, I'd say that as SuSE's copyright says you can't do it, and as
> > actually does it, it's a reasonable guess that SuSE is not, in fact,
> > to do with what you wish". Feel free to have a few thousand CDs
> pressed and
> > advertised for sale to prove me wrong.
> I dont need to press cd and sell them, I am a suse reseller already. I
> believe there would be an issue with selling duplicates, but lending
> or duplicating for a favour is permitted.
This is exactly what I've been saying - SELLING is what's at issue here. I
never said or intimated that there was any problem with giving away copies
of SuSE CDs - I do that myself on occasion (actually I trade them for beer,
don't I Liam :-) )
> If you want to be proven wrong I suggest you take a look at:
> second last paragraph entitled "Everything is permitted"
I'm like paulj - I don't ever want to be proven wrong and that link doesn't
do it. My whole point here has been that SuSE don't want epople duplicating
their CDs and selling them. I don't think that little "Everything is
permitted" changes that at all. In fact, they specifically mention "lending"
> The issue of end users duplicating the CD's was raised at our last
> reseller conference and was endorsed by SuSE UK Ltd. I might even have
> it in writing but I think the above link says it all.
It doesn't - it doesn't cover the issue of burning a copy of your set to give
to a friend, nor to sell, for that matter. I don't think SuSE have an issue
with your burning a copy for a friend. I think they'd be happier if you
didn't but they're realists enough to realise that people will do it anyway.
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