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Re: [Fsfe-uk] FW: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Fwd: RM Cache server

From: Richard Smedley
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] FW: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Fwd: RM Cache server
Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 10:41:16 +0100

> Chris Puttick wrote:
> RM have apparently started selling a proxy server based on Squid - this
> information came to light when an RM customer asked a Linux knowledgeable
> friend to modify something. It became apparent they had no root privileges
> on the username(s) provided, or the source, just a pre-installed computer.
> It was recommended that the customer request the source as per GPL
> entitlement. See below for the response so far...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xxxx xxxxx
> To: address@hidden
> Sent: 5/2/02 9:35 AM
> Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Fwd: RM Cache server
> My friend who has recently purchased RM Cache server.. sent me this
> e-mail
> after asking RM for the source.
> >From: "<------->" <------->
> >To:
> >Subject: RM Cache server
> >Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 08:57:49 +0100
> >
> >OK I requested the code yesterday.
> >
> >So far all the only answer I've had (this morning) is
> >
> >Sorry I'm unsure if you can have this, I'll have to check with IFL
> >(Internet
> >for Learning).  They are unsure if they can get me this.

Can you get your friend to contact myself or one of the other
committee members? We can then contact RM and 'gently' explain
the GNU/GPL to them.

I expect that the chap who sent the answer to your friend
was not deliberately speaking from a position of trying
to break the licence agreement - just from not understanding.

- Richard


Richard Smedley
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