Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Oct 2009 14:47 UTC
Legal Let's do a little trip down memory lane. We're talking the '80s, early '90s, and we're looking at a company called Borland, which produced several well-known and popular products related to software development. Back in those days, Borland had an end user license agreement. However, contrary to the EULAs we know and despise today, Borland's 'No-Nonsense License Statement' was a whole lot simpler, and in fact, is a perfect example of how software should be treated.
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Very true
by g2devi on Thu 15th Oct 2009 16:31 UTC
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2005-07-09

Borland's license was probably the single factor that made Borland's products dominate, even over Microsoft which made Windows and DOS. If it weren't for the way they badly bungled the OWL1 to OWL2 upgrade and completely removed OWL1 support from future versions of C++, they might still be number one.

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