Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Oct 2009 18:25 UTC
Legal Now that all the nastiness of the discovery phase is behind us in the Apple vs. Psystar case, both parties are trying to get the case settled before it goes to court, much like the recent Vernor vs. Autodesk case. Both Apple and Psystar have filed motions asking for a summary judgement.
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RE[3]: Suppose?
by lemur2 on Tue 13th Oct 2009 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Suppose?"
lemur2
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Software companies know full well that they can screw over individual customers like us, because we don't have the legal power and financial reserves to take them on. However, large enterprises who sign software support contracts are a different story. Here, software makers need to take all the proper legal precautions to avoid getting sued.

It's a simple case of software companies not needing to act to the letter of the law with mere end users, because we pose no threat to them. However, in the enterprise world, this is different, and all of a sudden, software companies *magically* do it properly.

It's a dirty business.


Agreed. Precisely so.

The only thing I could possibly add is that it is perhaps a moral duty for those of us who know these facts to advise other mere end users who may not be as aware that they have an attractive alternative which completely avoids all of this dirty business.

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