[Linux-aus] EULA vs GPL

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Feb 11 08:35:26 UTC 2003

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 02:36:11PM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> On Monday 10 February 2003 01:00 pm, Con Zymaris wrote:
> > A Comparison of the GPL and the Microsoft EULA
> Page 5-wraps-to-6: You don't here mention that the EULA does not define the 
> `technical measures' which you are permitting Microsoft to employ on your own 
> computer. In practical terms, this probably means that they can run whatever 
> they damn well please on your computer (e.g. lease out your spare horsepower 
> as work-units, add a vulnerable service, send copies of your correspondence 
> containing specific key phrases back to Microsoft) and you have just agreed 
> to let them.

ack. patched.

> Page 7 (answering EULA point 4): The EULA doesn't limit the length of the term 
> `after' in any way. Interesting legal loophole.


> Page 8: Interesting. This means that you cannot use XP in a cyber-cafe! That 
> would be `renting' the software to others.

good point. added and aknowledged ;-)

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