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Re: [opensuse] About ktorrent in opensuse
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 16:29:21 -0900
  • Message-id: <200612081629.31679.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 08 December 2006 06:41, Hoper Edei Deixai wrote:
> I was considering switching from Azureus to Ktorrent because of the huge
> memory requirements of the former.
>
> Playing with settings I discovered a strange behaviour in DHT
> (http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/DHT): even if enabled it was
> always off and after a restart it was disabled again.
> So I googled and found this:
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=205390
>
> I am a bit disappointed because there is no reference to this
> "limitation" in documentation nor in openSUSE wiki.

I too saw that, and decided to build from source.
This is a silly limitation that is not required either by US Law
or prudence. Why not disable FTP and Email.

Those are peer to peer just as much a Torrents.
Certainly there must be some violation (in spirit if not
the letter) of the GPL to deliberately take things OUT of
a package there pre-existed in that package. Aren't you
supposed to pass on the same rights to the package
and source code as you received? Including the right
to use DHT?


I agree, that there needs to be a single Page of Sins
where Novell fesses up to all the limitations they have
imposed on GPL code.



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John Andersen
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