[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 Express available

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Tue Nov 16 18:25:53 UTC 2010

Gabriel de la Cruz wrote:
> Just for curiosity, how does Oracle check what kind of use you make of an
> operating system? In order to evaluate third party communications or private
> information this information should be already public (what means, the
> information should not be private at all). Otherwise they don't have the
> right to read a single packet of data. I dont think there is a way to
> consider any data hosted in an OS as a publicly shared source of
> information... and no communication behind a password is public. Testing and
> demonstration are not required to be public actions either.. as they could
> be handling very sensitive information. How are they tracking the computer's
> activity?

Who said anything about snooping on your data or communications to verify the
use?   Try turning down the paranoia level a little bit - it's just a EULA.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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