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Bug#509546: www.debian.org: not suitable consultants list

On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:08:32 +0000
MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Should we stop linking to a debian-promoting company in 2009 because
> they violated Mandrake's licence for a while in 2002?  It looks like
> someone else owns nihonlinux.jp now.  Is this a current concern?

 nihonlinux.jp was owned by nihonsoft.jp's owner, and now other person
 owns nihonlinux.jp. Come on wayback machine, take me to the world in 2002... 
 Okay, here is http://web.archive.org/web/20021122152220/http://nihonlinux.jp/

 Souhei Abe, is the person who did violated Mandrake's license and tried 
 to apply GGPL (it's failure as license, broken) and has been the owner 
 of that company, not someone else.
 see http://lists.sourceforge.jp/pipermail/nihonlinux-process/ , and 
 you can get his name in that archives.

 He has not do any explanations about violation, just stop development and 
 distribute (and delete its related links and documents).

 I think it's same as we'll encourage SCO as a Linux consultant ;)


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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