I've seen a few questions in serverfault and superuser asking for software to perform hardware testing. I'm familiar with Hiren BootCD, which can be extremely useful when troubleshooting, but along with free software it also contains at least one illegal software copy. I was wondering if I should be recommending this to people in these boards.
If it's merely possible that your suggestion may infringe copyright, I don't see any problem with it.
If it's definite that your suggestion does infringe copyright, then no, it is not appropriate.
If in your judgment you perceive that your suggestion will most likely be used to infringe copyright, then you may elect to withhold your suggestion. That's a judgment call based on your personal ethical standards and your understanding of the situation.
The spanish version had more information, but I'm not in the mood for translating:
Spanish wikipedia (appearently I'm in the mood after all)
I'd recomend it, putting a
BIG DISCLAMER: THIS SOFTWARE MAY BE ILLEGAL IN YOUR COUNTRY
IANAL, but if you had a licence to all the software included, then you wouldn't be infringing. Right? Right?
Did I mention IANAL?
Anyway, I'd recommend System Rescue CD, the same thing, completely free software/open source. ;)
I do not know this CD, but what is "illegal software copy" in that context? It it a copy of a commercial tool? In that case I think that it should not be recommended.
But if it is stuff that is not Warez but rather in the grey area (like "Password recovery tools" or anything in the same gray legal area that DeCSS is) then i'd say "It depends".