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LXer: Rant Mode Equals One: Let's Re-License Redmond

Oct 16, 2006, 23:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A recent post by Ed Bott highlights once again another aspect of freedom that is granted to users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The freedom is to use the software on as many machines as you wish, without restriction. In this case, Microsoft has added yet another new 'feature'--the product is only transferable one time. That means you get to move it once--after that, it's time to purchase the software you already own, yet again.

"It's almost comical to me just how many things related to intellectual property Microsoft has tightened over the years--they make it so you don't even 'own' the product you 'purchased' in enterprise situation--they want you to rent it instead..."

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