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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse and why not stay, The Linux Wall
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 22:12:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <45919038.7090100@xxxxxxxxx>
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Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Tuesday 2006-12-26 at 11:38 -0500, Mike McMullin wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 16:05 +0000, John K Masters wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 25 Dec 2006 17:00:14 +0100 (CET)
>>>> "Carlos E. R." <> wrote:
>>>>>> Perhaps some of us ought to sit down and write this stuff up for the
>>>>>> openSuSE wiki, then people can be pointed to the site which will show
>>>>>> them where to get faster and proven answers to the more common
>>>>>> questions.
>>>>> I'm afraid it can't go there. Even explanations on how to bypass those
>>>>> "limitations" can not go to the site where Novell is responsible and could
>>>>> be sued. At least, so I understood.
>>> Please note that I'm not complaining about Carlos' reply to me. He's
>>> raised a valid concern and I'm trying to think of alternatives,
>>> including a non-official site, user sponsored.

The alternative exists:

> I didn't intend my remark as a rebuke or anything of the sort; I just
> tried to mention an unfortunate (for us) fact, that Novell can not include
> in their site (I suppose they are legally responsible somewhat for what
> appears in the opensuse site) not only software bypassing licenses and
> patents (even if questionable) of others, in order to enjoy a "full
> multimedia experience", but even they can not include links nor
> explanations on how to get that needed software.

Part of it is already documented on

> We may be angry or mad or distressed or whatever, but Novell can't do
> otherwise: they could be sued. Even a threat to be sued can be damaging
> for them, they are a USA company. That's my understanding; how do you say?
> Ah, IANAL.
> So, that information has to go elsewhere. You mention another non official
> site: that could be a possibility.

That non-official site is here:

Did I just mention it often enough that people finally have a look at it
? ;)

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