[rescue] BIOS update for Sun Fire v40z?

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Aug 17 22:29:39 CDT 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, hike wrote:

> If the new owner, Oracle, wants to now charge for software that the old
> owner, Sun,  previously gave away, they have the perfect right to do so.
> However regrettable you find Oracle's action, it is still unethical to
> ask people to steal for you.

That depends; did Sun's original license grant permit distribution?  Was it
worded as an open entitlement to persons bearing a qualified Sun hardware
product?  There are plenty of things that would negate Oracle's
asshattery, in terms of contract, even if not in terms of accessibility.

Jonathan Patschke | "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
Elgin, TX         |                                   --Mahatma Gandhi
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