InfoWorld: Getting Rid of EULAs While Keeping the GPL
Apr 13, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Foster)
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"Rather than just trying to tame EULAs, as I'm doing with my
FEULA project, some readers argue we should just get rid of them
altogether. While not lacking in sympathy for that idea, I've
always wondered how you could invalidate the bad EULAs without also
invalidating good license agreements such as the free software GPL.
One reader argues persuasively that it could be done, so I thought
I'd share some of his comments with you.
"'I am not exactly sure why we need a license to say that
vendors and end users retain exactly the rights they already have
under copyright law,' the reader wrote in response to the beta