WP CU 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 and my FTP server

Bill Woodland (wcw@bga.com)
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 23:12:25 -0600


Due to certain license restrictions, I have removed the White Pine Cu
version 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 install programs from my FTP server. A White Pine
representative informed me that there are sublicensed products contained in
these files, and the license has expired, so even THEY can't legally sell
these versions to the public. I understand White Pine's position on this,
and am happy to cooperate fully in this matter.

The zipped versions of the Connectix Quickcam diskettes will also be
removed for similar reasons.

Unbeknownst to me, there was also a file on my FTP server with a valid
White Pine serial number in it. This file was sent to me by someone else
when I had to research some serial number schemes so that I could implement
one in a program of my own (not CU related), and I had forgotten that this
file even existed, so it, too, has been removed.

Violating copyright laws and/or setting up a pirated software storehouse
was never my intention. I put these files there only to help others that
needed to reinstall the software and had lost their diskettes, but
unfortunately I was wrong to do so. White PIne officials realize this and
have been very polite and understanding with me on this subject. The
incoming directory on my FTP server will also be removed, so that I won't
have to worry about people sending me similar things in the future.

I DO however have permission from Chris Hagler (Director of H/W Engineering
at Connectix Corp.) to make available the quickcam.drv, qccolor.drv, and
the MACintosh quickcam drivers (not the applications Quickpic or
QuickMovie), so you will find them on my web site at Cornell University in
the download/utilities section soon.

As Wayne Fisher said, if you want companies like White Pine to stay in
business and continue devloping and enhancing products like CU-SeeMe, then
you should be willing to pay them for their software. I gladly paid White
Pine the very LOW price of $60 US for the 2.x version way back in 1996.
I've definitely gotten my money's worth from the use of their program.

Anyone that wants the earlier versions of White Pines CU-SeeMe program will
have to find some other place to get them. Gary Deitz told me that you can
still buy 2.11 in some stores (in boxes) and 2.12 in the Kodak USB camera
package. =20

Similarly, if you need the entire copy of the Connectix software, you will
have to contact them. If you simply need the camera driver, they will soon
be available on my web page at http://cu-seemecornell.edu/~WCW soon.

Bill Woodland (Squeek =A9) PC questions only, please.
URL: http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu/~WCW
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