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Microsoft EULA

SCOPE OF LICENSE. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways.

--From the microsoft windows vista end user license agreement.

LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF
REMEDIES AND DAMAGES. YOU CAN RECOVER FROM MICROSOFT AND ITS SUPPLIERS ONLY

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Το είπε...: Microsoft corp.

Ετικέτες (tags): digital rights, End user license agreement, EULA, free software, license, Microsoft, open source, rights, software

Κατηγορία: Εφημερίδα

just give the code back

For example, the GPLv2 in no way limits your use of the software. If you're a mad scientist, you can use GPLv2'd software for your evil plans to take over the world ("Sharks with lasers on their heads!!"), and the GPLv2 just says that you have to give source code back. And that's OK by me. I like sharks with lasers. I just want the mad scientists of the world to pay me back in kind. I made source code available to them, they have to make their changes to it available to me. After that, they can fry me with their shark-mounted lasers all they want.

Το είπε...: Linus Torvalds

Ετικέτες (tags): free software, freedom, gpl, license, linux, mad scientists, open source, programming, software

Κατηγορία: Αποφθέγματα

Completely unintentional

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.

Το είπε...: Linus Torvalds

Ετικέτες (tags): computers, linux, Microsoft, New York Times, open source, windows

Κατηγορία: Αποφθέγματα

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