[ILUG] SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional Edition licensing survey
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 27 18:48:21 IST 2005
Quoting Rory Browne (rory.browne at gmail.com):
> Okay Rick: I don't think you are in a very good position to be
> accusing me of lack of due diligence.
On the evidence, I'm in an _excellent_ position: You claimed that
Novell's alleged grant of non-commercial redistribution rights to SUSE
9.3 Professional Edition would necessarily have to cover all of the
contents thereof, otherwise it would violate Irish commercial law -- but
in so doing _selectively failed_ to mention the immediately adjacent
phrasing in that grant clarifying that it specifically _doesn't_ cover
all of the CDs' contents.
Thus my annoyance. You have wasted everyone's time.
> I didn't then, and still now don't have a copy of the relevent
> DVD/CD's. It didn't stop me from reading their license agreement,
> before commenting on it.
> Why, what should I have done. Posted the entire licence agreement to
> the list?
The relevant part DIRECTLY BELOW the part you did quote -- so as not to
lie through omission.
> > So, basically you lied by omission. OK.
> No not OK. I resent your false accusation on this case.
You made that bed. Enjoy lying in it (pun intended).
> Anything I said in thsi discussion was to the best of my knowledge
> factually accurate, and any insinuation otherwise is libel.
Wait, didn't you say you _had_ read the licence agreement? Then,
_to your knowledge_ what you wrote was _not_ factually accurate.
Unless perhaps that was some _other_ Rory Browne (rory.browne at gmail.com)
Anyhow, my solicitor's address, for service of process, is:
Elster S. Haile
540 University Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301-1919
Knock yourself out.
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