[Pdns-users] Warp3 Hosting violates the GPL

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Mon Mar 24 12:44:36 UTC 2008

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tehdecline at hotmail.com wrote:
| Although I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, I hope
| that someone here can give some advice regarding the following.
| During my search for a powerdns management solution it came to my
| attention that a company called "warp3" has rebranded a gpl powerdns
| frontend with some modifications to its code.
| Now, I wouldn't consider to be much of a problem, if it wasn't for the
| following.
| In addition to rebranding the templates, they have encrypted the backend
| with ioncube and charge users a monthly fee for a "leased license".
| If anyone wants to see for himself, just check out the diff patch I
| posted on http://pastebin.ca/896719
| When i asked them to show me their source code they refused, stating the
| following.

Have you contacted the FreshMeat team so their reference will list this
information? Did you contact the original author to warn him of this

Considering that they also publish information of hosted domains with
expire information on http://www.public-servers.com/tracker.php makes me
feel rather concerned about their intentions.

It's not likely I will be using their services. But then again how
serious should one take an owner of a hotmail account reporting this? ;-)


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	A: Yes.
	>Q: Are you sure?
	>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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