How do I manage quotas?

Kurt Pfeifle kurt.pfeifle at
Thu Jun 28 07:46:09 PDT 2007

> Hi,
> Jerome Alet wrote:
> >
> > I'd LOVE to see PyKota packaged by distributors, as explained
> > there :
> >
> >
> >
> > And you know why ? Because this would be less work to do for me
> > (and then Kurt wouldn't complain so loudly ;-)
> >
> > PyKota and all the software available on
> > are free for anyone to download, modify, package, distribute,
> > under the terms of the GNU GPL v2.0 or higher (this with certainety
> > means v3.0 when it will be out).
> Well, I tried out to get the software (again),


> and my experience is,
> that we cannot grab it,

  $ cd somewhere
  $ svn co svn:// pykota.trunk
  $ svn co svn:// pykota-1.25

You can find the web interface to the SVN repository here:

> are unable to add it to our distribution.
> It seems that we have to pay for getting access (i.e. login/passwort
> needs to be payed).


> And the contradictory is here: we have to pay for free software
> (software under the GPL).

Apart from the fact that you don't *need* to pay, and that SVN checkouts are free of charge (once you know the URL to use -- I agree it is not *extremely* obvious to find on the librelogiciel website, but it also is not at all *hidden*...)....

  ....isn't it the same with a boxed version of SUSE Linux?

> So, I would say (from my point of view) and in very simplified form:
> the author does not like it getting his software distributed. :-)

Well, this is certainly not *your* impression only. Many more people thought so in the past (and when packagers of various distros had contact amongst themselves in meetings or online, they probably reinforced each other's opinion about this impression, should they have discussed PyKota).

It's good to see that this now can change, based on the very clear statement of Jerome.


Kurt Pfeifle
System & Network Printing Consultant --- Linux/Unix/Windows/Samba/CUPS
Infotec Deutschland GmbH - A RICOH Company ......... Stuttgart/Germany

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