[Committee] Was: [Makers] Working PCs with CD drive?

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 23:01:08 UTC 2011


On 3 February 2011 09:57,  <shinobi.jack at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually the OS issue raises an interesting issue regarding licensing. I think any machines that are considered part of the hackerspace must be legally licensed such that if questioned the committee can provide appropriate evidence. Note this means no hackintoshes. We cannot afford to get this wrong as hacker part of our name would of course be used as evidence of our intent.

I agree that we need to be very strict about this. Thankfully the pile
of machines we got for free have WinXP licence stickers should we
choose to use them.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Angus Gratton <gus at projectgus.com>
> Sender: makers-bounces at makehackvoid.comDate: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 09:47:47
> To: <makers at makehackvoid.com>
> Subject: Re: [Makers] Working PCs with CD drive?
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> On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 22:44 +1100, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
>> The 4th machine on the top has had memtest run and passes, but it
>> needs an OS (I couldn’t get the Ubuntu thumbdrive to boot, so I stuck
>> the EMC2 distro on temporarily).
>
> Hey Alastair,
>
> Do you want me to run the Ubuntu install on this one tonight? After some
> shenanigans I got USB booting on the admin computer, so it should boot
> on that one as well (identical hardware, touch wood.)
>
> - Angus
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