Re: suggestion - AntiVir for Linux
On Thu, Oct 08, 1998 at 06:00:00AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 1998 at 10:36:24AM +0100, Birgitt Simon wrote:
> > Dear Sirs,
> > we know you as a distributor of program packages for Linux. We, the H+BEDV
> > Datentechnik GmbH, are developer and distributor of the virus protection
> > program AntiVir for Linux. Since 1988, when the number of computer viruses
> > in Germany could be counted on one hand, we deal with the subject virus
> > protection. In the last 11 years we won a lot of awards for our anti-virus
> > products in Germany. Our main market is currently Germany and the german
> > speaking market. Now we are going to expand our distribution area.
> > We would like to make you following suggestion, for our both advantage.
> > We offer you a free version from AntiVir for Linux, so that you will
> > deliver our program with your next distribution CD-ROM. So your customers
> > are able to use a virus protection program under Linux and you add value to
> > your program package.
> I'm sure someone would be happy to package it in .deb format, but by the
> sounds of your message neither source is included and only non-commercial
> use is permitted. Either one of these would cause Debian to place your
> product in its non-free section as it fails the Debian Free Software
> Guidelines (http://www.debian.org/social_contract). The package would be on
> the FTP mirrors and people could download and even distribute on CD-ROM that
> package, but the non-free section would never be distributed by Debian.
> Many vendors do though, so it's probably not a major worry.
I didn't catch the begining of this thead but...
if noone else has stepped up I would be happy to work on this.
(from the first statement of "I'm sure someone would be happy to package
it in .deb format" it sounds like noone has yet)
I can't make out from the snippit of the original message if this would be
distributable via FTP site like this or not...seems like it...
but if not I would be happy to package it in deb format so that it could
be distributed by others that way.
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