Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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User Rights = FOSS
by benali72 on Tue 8th Mar 2011 03:03 UTC
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Users have rights? Clearly this is concept has never occurred to either American software vendors or the BSA.

I left commercial software long ago because if you actually read and understand a Microsoft EULA, you can see it is nothing but an onerous one-sided "agreement."

It amazes me that corporate software purchasers, who routinely have their legal departments review all such contracts, don't move to FOSS for this reason alone.

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