[conspire] Re: SUSE Linux Professional boxed sets (again)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Sep 24 20:04:58 PDT 2004

Quoting myself:

> But there's still the other four.

Except I forgot one:

# rpm2cpio opera-7.23-29.i586.rpm > opera.cpio
# cpio -ivd < opera.cpio

...thus bringing to our attention ./usr/share/doc/packages/opera/LICENSE :

Opera Browser Information: LICENSE.TXT
Copyright (C) Opera Software 1995-2003


The Software, as defined below, is protected by copyright, which are
vested in Opera Software ASA/its suppliers.  Registration codes, as
defined below, are protected by copyright, which is vested in Opera
Software ASA.  The Software and Registration Codes may only be used in
accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this document.

If you do not read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions
defined in this document, you are not permitted to keep or use the
Software or Registration Codes in any way whatsoever and must destroy or
return all copies of these items which are in your possession.

You are entitled to use your copy of the Software on one computer.
"Use" means loaded in temporary memory or permanent storage on the
computer.  Installation on a network server for distribution to other
computers is not allowed, unless you have a separate license for each
computer to which the Software is distributed.  You are obligated to
have a reasonable process to assure that the number of persons using the
Software concurrently does not exceed the number of licenses.

The Software is protected by Norwegian and United States copyright laws
and international treaties. You may make one copy of the Software solely
for backup or a rchival purposes or transfer it to a single hard disk
provided you keep the original disk solely for backup or archival
purposes. You may not rent or lease the Software or copy any written
materials accompanying the Software. You may transfer the Software and
all accompanying materials to another individual on a permanent basis,
if you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms of this
Agreement. Any transfer must include the most recent update and all
prior versions.

So, basically, this RPM isn't lawfully redistributable, either -- except
in the same extremely tight-assed sense the Acrobat Reader RPM was
(i.e., not being allowed to retain _your_ copy).

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