Re: Debian machine usage policy
Wichert Akkerman - Debian project leader <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 3. Don't use Debian Facilities for unlawful activities, including, but
> not limited to, software piracy.
Please do not use the term ``piracy.'' It is a loaded word that
compares sharing software to murdering people on the high seas.
Please substitute a phrase like ``illegal copying of software.''
> Please use ssh/scp if at all possible (check the copyright, it is not
> free software, and there is no free replacement)
ssh and scp are now available in free versions as OpenSSH.
> rather than less
> secure alternatives (rsh, telnet or FTP).
> limited to, bulk em ailing and excessive news posting. Such action may
> Using Debian machines for reading mail is OK, please choose a lightly
> loaded machine [ie not master]. We do not support the use of mail download
> methods such as POP or IMAP, use your ISP's mail server and forwarding.
I'd personally break these into separate sentences rather than
making them run-ons with commas.
"Writing non-free software is not an ethically legitimate activity, so if
people who do this run into trouble, that's good! All businesses based
on non-free software ought to fail, and the sooner the better."