On 05.06.2012 14:25, Joop Boonen wrote:
>If a script is created that handles the download for them that needs to
>executed by the user, would that be allowed?
>Would an auto run of this script be allowed?
(First question: often yes. Second question: often no, I guess)
Downloading something for private use is often perfectly legal while
distributing the same is an issue.
In this case, SUSE could officially advertise your script or even offer a
streamlined click-through solution. An apropriate disclamer and notice of
conditions needs to be acknowledged. Private use only in that example.
Sometimes the mere existence of some software is an issue. E.g. it was
designed for cracking a copy protection, or it is infringing strong
In that case, SUSE must may not want to encourage end users to download
the software at all. Not even in a README.SUSE file.
To gain insight about a specific case, please make a suggestion how you
would want to improve functionality and or usability (e.g. script pulls
warez) and discuss with the legal team. opensuse-bar(a)opensuse.org
is low traffic. Post there.
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