Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2005 17:49 UTC
Windows Microsoft is tightening the noose for those people running illegal or pirated copies of its Windows XP/2000 software on their systems. Starting Tuesday, it will be mandatory for users of this Windows software to certify that their software is a genuine and legal copy before they will be able to receive any updates except security patches.
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RE: I pay for windows
by unoengborg on Tue 26th Jul 2005 20:31 UTC in reply to "I pay for windows"
unoengborg
Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, but if you can't make any money from the GPLed Linux you will not be able to make it from Unixes with BSD like lcenses either.

In GPL you share the knowledge and knowhow encapsulated in your products with your competitors having them promis to share whatever enhancment they do to the product with you and everybody else that has the binary code.


In the BSD world you give away your IP to your competitors let them close it, improve it and then compete with you without giving anything back.

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RE[2]: I pay for windows
by John Nilsson on Tue 26th Jul 2005 20:35 in reply to "RE: I pay for windows"
John Nilsson Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't feed the trolls. Please kill this flame ware in it's cradle.

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