Moongroup.com: Microsoft should be feared and despised!
Apr 03, 2001, 16:30 (57 Talkback[s])
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"I don't know how many times I've heard Microsoft described as
"evil" by Linux zealots and open source supporters (which I am
both) and thought, "They're losing it... Microsoft is just a
company!" but now I'm forced to agree with them. This license is
heinous, and more, it's frightening because I know that some people
won't read it and will lose the rights to their own data/content
without knowing. Add that to the fact that the license is clearly
attempting to gain the rights to *ALL CONTENT WHICH PASSES OVER ANY
SERVICE THEY PROVIDE*. For example... this article could be copied
by someone and sent to someone else who uses the hotmail email
service. According to the license Microsoft would then own the
rights to this article! Unbelieveable you say? Go read it and see
"Most of the time when confronted with things like this I may
rage for a while but I usually conclude that there is little that I
can do to cause the policy to change so why bother doing anything
at all but not this time!"
"Effective with this posting the following blocks are in
place against email inbound to MoonGroup.com or any of it's
domains. If you truly understand what their license means you will
do the same on your mail server."
"msn.com 550 Microsoft licenses are unacceptable. No mail
from their services will be accepted."