[Linux-aus] Microsoft Office 2003 lock-in via DRM
chris at csamuel.org
Wed Sep 3 19:46:01 UTC 2003
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On Wednesday 03 Sep 2003 10:52 am, David Cartwright wrote:
> So much for those who trumpeted Microsoft's new XML openness in Office
I suspect there are at least 3 reasons behind this:
1) They want to force people to buy/upgrade to Office 2003.
2) They want to force people to buy/upgrade to WIndows Server 2003.
3) It will force people to shell out for Windows Rights Management Services.
(Unless that comes with Server 2003).
Tada - aim to increase 2 revenue streams (which were slowing down, or in the
case of Server 2K3 almost non-existant) and introduce a new one.
Also, by offloading the DRM onto a Windows server, you can probably make it
much harder to produce a reverse engineered implementation, and even if it
was done, it could be illegal (or FUD'd as such) under the DMCA.
Oh, for even more revenue you could then introduce a client access license for
the Rights Management Services.
There's probably more, but hey, it's late..
Chris Samuel : http://csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the linux-aus