The Register: MS Legal Threat Derails Foxpro on Linux Demo
Apr 18, 2003, 14:30 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
"Microsoft has enraged the developer community after a Redmond
executive last week threatened a software developer to prevent him
from demonstrating a Microsoft application running on Linux.
"Whil Hentzen, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was to have presented a
seminar showing how to run Microsoft's Visual FoxPro on Linux at
the Bay Area Association of Database Developers last Wednesday.
"But prior to the demonstration Hentzen received a call from a
Microsoft marketing manager telling him that he would be in
violation of the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) for VFP if he
demonstrated (or ran) the development tool on Linux..."