[rescue] BIOS update for Sun Fire v40z?

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 01:16:45 CDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net>wrote:

> 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."
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It is reasonable to assume that the original poster does not fall under any
"grandfather" clause--the equipment was purchased or the upgrade was sought
after Oracle purchased the software and changed the terms of acquiring the

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