GripeLog: A Fatal Blow to Shrinkwrap Licensing?
Dec 22, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Foster)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Having so often been the bearer of bad news from the legal
front, I am thrilled to have some good news to report for a change.
The old-fashioned shrinkwrap license appears to have suffered from
what may well be a mortal wound. Microsoft, Symantec, Adobe,
CompUSA, Best Buy, and Staples have agreed in the settlement of a
California lawsuit to change their ways, and you can already see
the first results at the software retailer nearest you..."