Monday, December 03, 2007

Xubuntu peerwatch or university rootkit?

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usAfter I've read Ubuntu's weekly newsletter and the blog post from washingtonpost, your not-so-friendly neighbour, a notorious group of people who are deluged in money, the same group who have successfully tried to ashame themselves in the past, have done it again, by infridging the GPL license!
They kept Xubuntu trademarks and artwork and made / published their own tools that break privacy policies of almost every university.

I'll keep this post short: Democracy or hypocracy? Hypocrites or advanced rootkit bullies? The legend stays to be told...
The so-called Xubuntu "derivative" website can be found here: http://www.universitytoolkit.com/

As a footnote, if you agree to their *ahem* novel of terms and conditions about how it can break your computer, you can check out their work (or temper with their bandwidth) by downloading the newest iso here:
http://universitytoolkit.com/peerwatch-0.9.2.1.iso
(0.9.2a is not available or someone is hiding the good stuff!)

P.S. Unfortunately, the picture is not associated with the text, but it pretty much explains my thoughts :-)

Update: 19:50 CET - the 0.9.2.1.iso is down

2 comments:

trv said...

Άλλο toolkit αλλο rootkit! :)

medigeek said...

akrivws, diavase to post sto washingtonpost kai tha deis giati to lew rootkit :)