[PLUG-TALK] EULAs and licenses

wes plug at the-wes.com
Wed Sep 16 13:26:38 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Russell Senior <seniorr at aracnet.com> wrote:

> >>>>> "wes" == wes  <plug at the-wes.com> writes:
> wes>    I want to find out if running third party services in place of
> wes> Microsoft services violates any licenses.
> IANAL, but ... wtf?  Even if it is in the EULA: a) it is probably
> (again, IANAL) unenforceable; b) Samba isn't MS's software, their EULA
> can't possibly (IANAL) apply to software that isn't theirs; and c) if
> on some insane alien nightmare world (IANAL) it *is* enforceable, then
> it's high time to stop using MS software with egregious terms such as
> those.
> My advice (IANAL) is to ignore any terms that you think are insane and
> let people complain about it if they want to.  At a minimum, they
> should be made to suffer the public embarrassment of claiming insane
> rights.
> --
> Russell Senior
>  <seniorr at aracnet.com>

Ordinarily, I would agree with you. If this were for home use, I would
certainly do as you suggest. But this is for work, so I need to look into
the real-world liabilities.

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