Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/04/02/15:16:13
Richard Bos wrote:
> jcmorris AT mitre DOT org (Joe Morris) wrote:
> > If anyone wants to see the license text, it can be found in the file
> > d:\I386\EULA.TXT on the XP disk: it's the last sentence in the first
> > bullet item under the heading "GRANT OF LICENSE":
> > Except as otherwise permitted by the
> > NetMeeting, Remote Assistance, and Remote Desktop
> > features described below, you may not use the Product
> > to permit any Device to use, access, display or run other
> > executable software residing on the Workstation Computer,
> > nor may you permit any Device to use, access, display,
> > or run the Product or Product's user interface, unless
> > the Device has a separate license for the Product.
> Bah. This means, if you interpret it anally enough, that you cannot
> use XP on a network at all. After all, if someone opens a file on your
> network, this means that part of the disk control software on your
> computer must be executed, at his command.
> You know, I keep hoping someone finally uses M$'s blunders to convince
> the public that M$ OSes are not suitable for commercial use, but the
> public probably isn't that bright. Pity.
>  And for anal, you just cannot beat M$'s law creeps.
I interpreted the 'use and access' thing so literally that you can't even
network it, even through a serial port to a remote device, because you
would have to run some sort of executable on XP which while you've written
it, still resides there. Hope I'm wrong and that wasn't their
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