Arrived in Zagreb for CLUC
12 hours after leaving my apartment in Berlin yesterday I finally arrived in
Zagreb, Croatia. No, I didn't go by car, but I was using planes.
First I took a MALEV Berlin -> Budapest flight, only to learn in Budapest that
the connection to Zagreb has been cancelled. After a four hour delay, they got
me onto a Flight back to Germany (this time Frankfurt), where after two more
hours I was scheduled to connect to Zagreb.
When arriving in Zagreb, my Luggage didn't appear, so I went to the lost
luggage office. To my surprise, the luggage had arrived before I did. This
despite the fact that the Malev representative in Budapest re-routed the
luggage to assure it would always accompany me on my trip.
Anyway, I finals arrived at about 8pm and went for some dinner and beers with
Vlatko, one of the organizers of the CLUC
Today I gave a four hour workshop on netfilter/iptables firewall
administration. To the best of my knowledge that went quite well.
Tomorrow I'll be giving a regular netfilter/iptables presentation, something
that I didn't do for quite some time. Feels good to talk about technical stuff
again, after all the presentations on legal issues and gpl enforcement.
Fortinet woes continue
Fortinet has sent out some information to their partners on the preliminary
They make the following wrong statements:
- The GPL open software project. There is no "open software" and no "GPL open software" project. It's the gpl-violations.org project, and it's about "free software"
- GPL is targeting pro-actively many leading firms. The
gpl-violations.org project is not targeting anyone. It just wants to bring
commercial users of free software into compliance with copyright and the
- a very small piece of FortiOS contains GPL software. That is ridiculous. The FortiOS is based on a full Linux kernel, therefore the most important and largest piece of FortiOS is the GPL-licensed Linux kernel.
- We recently [...] have [...] been diligently working with him to resolve
this matter [...] and [were] surprised that Mr. Welte pursued a preliminary
injunction. Fortinet has not signed a declaration to cease and desist
even until today. They were very well informed and warned multiple
times that we would seek injunctive relief if they didn't sign such a
declaration within a four-week deadline.
As you can see, they're trying to hide the extent of GPL licensed code they
use, and they make wrong statements about the gpl-violations.org projects and