[ros-kernel] Hey guys...
Ros at Q-collective.org
Ros at q-collective.org
Tue Feb 10 04:54:19 CET 2004
Richard, with all the respect ofcourse, you are quite naive here. MS
will do anything to destroy ReactOS if they get a change to do it: by
changing EULA's for example (yes, they can do that) or worse: sueing us!
If we just use our own fonts or use the linux fonts, there is absolutely
no problem, not now, not ever.
Maybe this fonts thing is a bit silly, but it's about the priciple: If
MS has a copyright on it, we can't ship it with ReactOS, so I agree with
Jeff on this point.
Op di 10-02-2004, om 04:44 schreef Richard Campbell:
> Legality isn't a question here, read the EULA.
> Jeff Smith wrote:
> >I would reather be on the safe side of things, just don't ship it with
> >ReactOS, we can have reactOS update site, or we can include a list of
> >websites where a user can download more files to be even more compatibile
> >with Windows, and by doing that, we would be safe because we didn't
> >distribute the fonts with reactOS, there would be no question if this was
> >legal, if MS asked we'd just say it wasn't distributed with ReactOS... and
> >that'd be the truth, why risk this by incorporating the fonts with ReactOS
> >to begin with?
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Vizzini" <vizzini at plasmic.com>
> >To: "ReactOS Kernel List" <ros-kernel at reactos.com>
> >Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 8:15 PM
> >Subject: Re: [ros-kernel] Hey guys...
> >>On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 18:24, Steven Edwards wrote:
> >>>This is incompatable with the GPL. You have the right to sell software
> >>>under the GPL and if we package these fonts then anyone who wants to
> >>>see ReactOS+Value_Add will have to remove them. I dont want to take the
> >>>chance of ReactOS getting caught up in a SCO like lawsuite because IBM
> >>>"forgets" to remove these fonts when they are selling ReactOS
> >>>workstations in 5 years.
> >>That is a good point.
> >>Counter-point: Debian is a free OS, and it distributes much GPL
> >>software *and* ships Mozilla, which is not GPL-compatible. Debian takes
> >>a hard line on issues like these. The theory is that it's not being
> >>combined to make a larger work; i.e. reactos+fonts != derivative work of
> >>What do you think of that line of reasoning?
> >> -Vizzini
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