Larry Qualig wrote:
> Peter KÃhlmann wrote:
>> Larry Qualig wrote:
>> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> SafeNet Sentinel Hardware Keys for Linux
>> >> ,----[ Quote ]
>> >> | SafeNet has announced the release of Sentinel Hardware Keys for
>> >> | Linux platforms, allowing software developers in the Linux
>> >> | community to protect 32-bit software applications from piracy
>> >> | and implement flexible licensing models.
>> >> `----
>> >> http://www.it-observer.com/news.php?id=6898
>> > Hmmmm.... so here we see the Linux equivalent of WGA. Copy protection
>> > that's being used to ensure that people don't illegally copy (read -
>> > pirate) software. Or to paraphrase many other posts... Linux software
>> > that "treats customers as if they were theives."
>> > If done on Windows it's immoral and insulting to the user who bought a
>> > legit copy of the app. But now this is somehow a positive "benefit"
>> > because it's being done on Linux. Put this in the same category as
>> > "RedHat phones home" but that's now a positive thing too.
>> So according to you is a "hardware key" the equivalent to WGA
>> Nice that we cleared that up
> They are both anti-piracy measures to ensure that people use the
> software in compliance with the license.
> I don't really care if one is hardware based and if another one uses
> something like Flex-LM or another software measure. The intent and end
> result are the same.
Actually, no, they are not
Lets start with the "phone-home" part of WGA
Who the fuck is General Failure, and why is he reading my harddisk?