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Re: Smolt: firsboot revisited



On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 06:58 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 00:34 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 05:48 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 10:59 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > > So smolt is still setup in firstboot and still is opt in.  My question 
> > > > is do we want to install smolt as part of a default configuration with 
> > > > F7.  My vote is yes.
> > > 
> > > My vote is no.
> > > 
> > 
> > > * is legally questionable.
> > 
> > If you have a concern here, please file a bug on it and I will make sure
> > it gets passed into the legal queue for evaluation.
> 
> Everything that needed to be said had been communicated to Mr. McGrath.
> It's up to him to decide on what to do with it.
> 
> >  Please list the
> > country where you think the law might be violated.
> Probably most parts of the world outside of the US, definitely in
> Europe, definitely in Germany, probably also in some part of Asia. 
> 
> Besides this, you should understand that data-privacy plays a much more
> important role than what you are used to in many countries and
> communities - As I already said: You are playing with a loaded gun,
> right in front of your face.
> 
> Here in Germany, many folks consider any such transition from user to
> vendor as "hostile espionage". Press is full of articles flaming
> manufactures for this and related topics. 
> 
> It will definitely be reason for users not to choose Fedora in future
> (It might have escaped you, but Microsoft and other vendors having done
> the similar is the reason why many users choose to switch to Linux).

No need for such a screed. I wasn't arguing with you. I was simply
volunteering to take the issues through the board to legal to get them
addressed. I'll talk to Mike and make sure I have a firm handle on your
concerns so I can make sure they are represented.

Thanks,
-sv



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