[RC5] Service Pause Option

Malte S. Stretz msquadrat.nospamplease at gmx.net
Thu Mar 21 16:13:53 EST 2002


On Thursday, 21. March 2002 02:11 CET you wrote, at least in part:
> Scott Christopher Dodson wrote:
> >I don't understand why fail to
> >see that stolen cpu time is the same as stolen physical material.
>
>[...]
>
> If they were actually using all the CPU time, perhaps they were
> clustering them after hours to do some computations, then you could
> say he stole CPU time from legitamte users.  But if the CPUs were
> just sitting idle, then he stole nothing.
>
> However, this doesn't make it OK to install the client where you
> don't have permission.  It's still someone elses computer, and it's
> up to them to set the usage policies.

And BTW, if I recall right, the whole case was about "stealing" 
bandwidth (which is often not for free), too.

Never trust my memory, read yourself [1] :)
Malte

[1]http://n0cgi.distributed.net/cgi/planarc.cgi?user=nugget&plan=2001-07-08.23:44
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