[Fwd: Re: Legality of Fedora in production environment]

nodata lsof at nodata.co.uk
Tue May 15 16:51:32 UTC 2007

Am Dienstag, den 15.05.2007, 17:35 +0400 schrieb Dmitry Butskoy:
> Vladimir Makarov wrote:
> > Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> >
> >> Simo, Vladimir, folks,
> >>
> >> please stop distributing this crap. It is unfortunate drop of black PR
> >> from our enemies during current discussions on improving legality of
> >> software in schools at Russian government. But it is far from reality.
> >>  
> >>
> > Alexander, I am really sorry about this.  My appologies.  I did not 
> > know that it was April 1st joke.  I read this just recently and took 
> > it seriously.  Probably my knowledege about modern Russia is not 
> > adequate anymore.  I left it ten years ago.
> >
> >> The case described below is April, 1st joke which was created by
> >> www.securitylab.ru portal (a good one!) but went largely unnoticed until
> >> someone showed it to general IT media without linking to the original.
> >>
> >> http://www.securitylab.ru/news/293577.php
> >>
> What do you speak about now?
> To be clearly understood:
> The Russian case described is not "a joke", unfortunately.
> Certainly, it is (still) not wide-spread, but I hear about such a threat 
> at each RHEL-related seminar now. A user ask "what about if I just 
> download from Internet", the "official" answer is "it is dangerous, 
> because your computers can be confiscated etc...", and "if you don't 
> want such troubles, buy (our) box with some license paper..."

Did you experience this yourself first hand, or hear it off someone at a
conference? Did they experience it first hand?

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