L' University de Muenster en allemagne qui héberge un serveur FTP miroir de plusieurs distributions Linux a reçu un message de la part du BSA (Business Software Alliance) l'accusant de fournir des copies illégales de Ms Office.
la réponse ne s'est pas faite attendre:
Le BSA est il sérieux ? A ce que je sais, OpenOffice est sous licence GPL et est libre d'utilisation et de téléchargement[...] Microsoft a-t-il un copyright pour "Office" maintenant ?
Is the BSA serious? As far as I know, OpenOffice has a GPL and is free for usage _and_ free for download.[..] Has Microsoft a copyright for "Office" now? Source: mailing list d'OpenOffice
>> Unauthorized Distribution of the following copyrighted computer >> program(s): >> >> Microsoft Office >> >> Dear Sir/Madam: >> >> The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has determined that the connection >> listed below, which appears to be using an Internet account under your >> control, is operating an FTP server to offer unlicensed copies or is engaged >> in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted computer programs >> published by the BSA's member companies. >> >> Infringement Details >> ------------------------------ >> First Found: 24 Nov 2002 15:31:40 EST (GMT -500) >> Last Found: 24 Feb 2003 01:19:59 EST (GMT -500) >> IP Address: 18.104.22.168 >> IP Port: 21 >> Protocol: FTP >> FTP Login Name: anonymous >> FTP Login Password: email@example.com >> >> >> What was located as infringing content: >> ------------------------------ >> Filename: /mandrake_current/SRPMS/OpenOffice.org-1.0.1-9mdk.src.rpm >> (199,643kb) >> Filename >> /mandrake_current/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/OpenOffice.org-libs-1.0.1-9mdk.i586.rpm >> (35,444kb) >> >> The above computer program(s) is/are being made available for copying, >> through downloading, at the above location without authorization from the >> copyright owner(s). >> >> Based upon BSA's representation of the copyright owners in anti-piracy >> matters, we have a good faith belief that none of the materials or >> activities listed above have been authorized by the rightholders, their >> agents, or the law. BSA represents that the information in this >> notification is accurate and states, under penalty of perjury, that it is >> authorized to act in this matter on behalf of the copyright owners listed >> above. >> >> We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take >> expeditious action to remove or disable access to the materials described >> above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of >> pirated software via your company's network. As you know, illegal on-line >> activities can result in 50 million people on the Internet accessing and >> downloading a copyrighted product worldwide without authorization - a highly >> damaging activity for the copyright holder. >> >> We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding >> what actions you take. >> >> Please include the following CaseID in any response you send: Case ID 588853 >> >> Yours sincerely, >> >> >> Corinna Beck >> Business Software Alliance >> 1150 18th St NW Suite 700 >> Washington,DC 20036 >> http://www.bsa.org >> E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org