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Re: Fishing License



On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 12:06, alan wrote:
> >> 
> >>> The point is how many people actually read and understand the EULA.  I 
> >>> wonder how many people realize the rights that they hand to MS when they 
> >>> click on the agree or install their latest version of XP.
> >>> 
> >>> This is an interesting question as this was posted just a few days ago.
> >>>   http://linuxadvocate.org/articles.php?p=1
> >>> 
> >>> You cannot even boot a new computer without agreeing to the EULA.  The 
> >>> service tech may do it in advance and you, as a user may never see it.  It 
> >>> has happened to me.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Yes it would be a big boost to open source if companies treated
> >> EULAs like other contracts and waited for their legal departments
> >> to scrutinize and approve them before hitting that 'accept'
> >> key on every install and update.
> >> 
> >
> > Whoa, don't give the lawyers an idea on how to make more money.  Just think 
> > about it.  Your legal department all of a sudden decides that you cannot 
> > install any software without one of their staff reading and discussing the 
> > implications of the EULA and deciding if it is safe for the company to use.
> >
> > On the other hand, if the lawyers get involved, there may be a good reason 
> > not to purchase Windows or pre-installed systems.  Lawyers have a good way of 
> > taking things way out of context.
> 
> Wait until they get a look at the GPL...
> 
> If lawyers got involved in everything we would still be living in caves 
> unable to use fire due to the "liability issues".

There are no GPL restrictions related to using software, they
only control how you can redistribute it.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com



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