Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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RE[5]: Does anybody care?
by galvanash on Tue 30th Mar 2010 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Does anybody care?"
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Fair enough. I was generalizing. I do understand the distinction - but the distinction wasn't relevant to the point I was raising. I just got a little peeved by the "you don't understand how licensing works" comment and my reply was a bit harsh. Sorry about that.

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RE[6]: Does anybody care?
by artworx on Tue 30th Mar 2010 07:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Does anybody care?"
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It comes down to this:

The GPL gives you the right to redistribute software IF you comply with the terms.

EULAS forbid the use under certain circumstances.

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RE[7]: Does anybody care?
by Alex Forster on Tue 30th Mar 2010 16:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Does anybody care?"
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Like when they don't comply with the terms.

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