Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 21:21 UTC
Windows Microsoft is continuing its efforts to simplify its product lines, and has cut the number of versions for the next release of Windows Server down from twelve to just four: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation. Pretty straightforward. Windows Home Server gets axed, but then again, I don't think anybody bought Windows Home Servers anyway.
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RE[4]: Strange arbitrary limits.
by Nth_Man on Fri 6th Jul 2012 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Strange arbitrary limits."
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

These are usually the type of reasons we hear:

- [...]
- Linux/BSD are evil (due to open source)


Let's remember that they can start using GPL software without even having to read the GPL.

You are not required to agree to anything to merely use software which is licensed under the GPL. You only have obligations if you modify or distribute the software.

-- https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

That can still stop or complicate "hey, that software we were doing for our needs turned out good, maybe we can sell it to others".
Or, in the volatility of corporate setting, can easily bring headaches with spun off divisions and such.

Don't look at it like Free Software advocate - corps adopt it more or less only when they can exploit it to their benefit.

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