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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It wasn't always nice
by moondevil on Fri 16th Oct 2009 07:22 UTC
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Borland was my favorite company for developer tools, while I was growing up and giving my first steps as a programmer.

But Borland licences were also problematic. I don't know if someone else here can remember this, but when Borland C++ 4.5 came out, the license forbade the developers to use it for developing software that would compete with Borland.

Then after the uproar from developers around the world not happy with this new license, Borland issued an EULA update, which removed the above mentioned restriction.

I cannot provide any web link. This was in the days were no Internet existed, most of this happened in Magazines like PC Techniques or BBS.

Still it was a great company and MFC is no match for OWL.

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