On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:01 AM, Da Rock <rock_on_the_web(a)comcen.com.au> wrote:
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 13:34 +1000, Res wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 2008, Tim wrote:
> > Sure. The consensus if you want to do something illegal, use something
> > else. There's nothing stopping you from doing so, and there's plenty
> > "something elses" for you to use.
> The definition of illegal is wrongly exampled here. I know its been a long
> time since I bothered reading fedora EULA, but I must have missed the bit
> that said "by use of this software you automatically submit to the non-
> exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S courts and its laws" if that's in
> no wonder I'm not using this crud again.
> A more appropriate response would have been "if you want to do something
> that is illegal in your country, use something else", and if unsure,
> consult a local lawyer, not a bunch of loonies on the net who all profess
> to be legal experts and think the entire world is governed by U.S law,
> which thankfully, it aint!
Indeed! Here, here. Trouble is their law invariably gets enforced
elsewhere due to treaties, alliances, imposed restrictions where charity
is given, and other quasi-legal means. And I don't believe they've even
heard of the bill of human rights, let alone understand and believe in
Either way, Fedora is no martyr for the cause of any US global
dominance -- Fedora is just a community which puts out a Linux distro,
and happens to be based in the most lawyer friendly country of this
Fedora 7 : sipping some of that moonshine