Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 23:38 UTC
Legal EULAs, and whatever nonsense they may contain, are legally binding in the US. Have a great weekend!
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RE: Fiddlesticks...
by ricegf on Sat 11th Sep 2010 10:04 UTC in reply to "Fiddlesticks..."
ricegf
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2007-04-25

Not me.

Y'know, just a few days ago I casually mentioned that I'm a fan of free-as-in-freedom software, and was verbally pummeled for being some kind of nutjob.

But I didn't just wake up one day and decide that I thought rms had a point. I actually received 2 letters (via snail mail) at my house from the Business Software Alliance, stating that if I had purchased - oh, I mean licensed - any software from their member companies (e.g., Microsoft or Autodesk), I had agreed to their "right" to enter my home and search my computers for any copyright violations.

I started reading their EULAs and found that they gave themselves all kinds of ludicrous "rights", including in many cases the "right" to add more "rights" to their arsenal later on by merely editing a page on a website.

I suppose I'm a nutjob for thinking that was a bad plan, and seeking a respectful license instead.

A final thought: How different in attitude are the above EULAs from "either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version" recommended for use with the GPL?

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