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Who gives a fsck about a license?

Jul 02, 2010, 03:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I have no idea why anyone would want to do a File System ChecK on a license but I have seen fsck used in this manner so I do too :) Seriously though, how many people really care about the license they are using? Businesses care, due to the fact they can have a nice large fine presented to them. The average person? Not so much.

"In fact the average person probably has not even read the license and judging by the number of pirated copies of software floating around they don't even think that the software products are worth the price the producers put on them. As a matter of fact, I know quite a few businesses that have no qualms about using pirated software, as long as they don't get caught.

"The software license is basically a means of covering a companies rear end and protecting their 'assets' for when they are caught with their pants on the ground (do you have the pants on the ground song running through your head right now? Your welcome :)"

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