Unable to buy a copy of BK
Posted Sep 26, 2004 11:34 UTC (Sun) by nix
In reply to: Unable to buy a copy of BK
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
Quite. I was going to recommend it at work (~1500 seats): I'm certainly not now. It's arch with lots of wrapper scripts for us.
It'll be more annoying for me, but less disruptive than having to have everyone who's ever worked for us watch what they say on every net-accessible source in case we say something that annoys BitMover.
Note: I've said things that have annoyed representatives of Sun, and Oracle, and even Microsoft; I've made it plain that I'm in favour of competitors to Oracle springing up, as well, and the Sun people knew I used Linux. None of them have decided to stop selling me (or the company I work for) things because of it.
(And, yes, my non-lawyer's memory agrees that the no-reverse-engineering clause is not enforceable across the EU, although doubtless the copyright lunatics are bringing in something to reverse that regrettably just state of affairs.)
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