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LinuxInsider: The EULA, the GPL and the Wisdom of Fortune Cookies

Jun 09, 2004, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Albert)

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"Next time you open a fortune cookie, consider making it more entertaining. Read the fortune aloud and follow it with the words 'in bed.' It completely changes the meaning and adds some after-dinner fun.

"After reading the GPL analysis FAQ prepared by Microsoft in 2001--apparently to discourage the use of GPL software--I tried the fortune-cookie game to see what would happen. Every time I came across GPL in the document, I replaced it with Microsoft End-User License Agreement (EULA). The results were more than funny. They were scary..."

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