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TransitMan
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reply to Maxo

Re: Xubuntu vs. Piracy

Under GNU licensing, I hope they release the source code when it's done.
Otherwise, the MPAA will be in direct violation of the GNU license.


drjim
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WHAT!
The MPAA violating somebody's licensing term?
I'm SHOCKED!

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nixen
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said by drjim:

WHAT!
The MPAA violating somebody's licensing term?
I'm SHOCKED!

Yeah, they've never lifted anyone's code or writing for any of their anti-piracy efforts before.
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The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell


Maxo
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reply to TransitMan
said by TransitMan:

Under GNU licensing, I hope they release the source code when it's done.
Otherwise, the MPAA will be in direct violation of the GNU license.
It really depends. If they run proprietary applications from scratch that run on top of Xubuntu then there is no violation. If the edit the source code of GNU apps running in Xubuntu then they will have to release that code under GNU.


Cabal
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Who says there's anything that needs to be released? It's most likely stock packages that Ubuntu already includes, with pre-canned configuration files for Snort and some web scripts, all of which are already visible. Or proprietary code they don't need to release, as mentioned above.
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drjim
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1 recommendation

Just being cynical.......


No_Strings
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The difference between an optimist and a cynic ... experience.

lashmun
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said by No_Strings:

The difference between an optimist and a cynic ... experience.
+1
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Maxo
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reply to TransitMan
said by TransitMan:

Under GNU licensing, I hope they release the source code when it's done.
Otherwise, the MPAA will be in direct violation of the GNU license.
Some more info on that subject:
said by »blog.washingtonpost.com/security···s_1.html :

It seems that this interesting use of technology has turned into a storm of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD). Hopefully more details will be released shortly to put an end to the furry of speculations. Cody A.W. Somerville of the Xubuntu project had the following to say: "I'm excited to see the use of the Xubuntu distribution and I see this as an excellent opportunity to push a positive Xubuntu agenda; the MPAA is entitled to use Open Source Software like anyone else. Although I can not speak to the certainty of some of the claims leveled against the MPAA (copyright, trademark, privacy/security concerns), I do hope that if there are problems present that they can be resolved quickly and satisfactorily."