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RE: [K12OSN] CodeWeavers Release Server Version Of CrossOver



Just read it . . . your argument wouldn't hold in court . . . and MS has
no problem taking ANYBODY to court.IMHO

Garret
Ruffdogs

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 09:23, Matt Loretitsch wrote:
> I'm not sure about this..... I know on a citrix/terminal server install they
> are careful to warn you that you need a separate license for each office
> install.  I need to go find a license agreement.
> 
> -Matt
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon dodds net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:50 AM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] CodeWeavers Release Server Version Of CrossOver
> 
> 
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 10:32:20AM -0500, Steven Santos wrote:
> 
> > [quote]
> > I think you missed the point. Because the Office licenses are 
> > per-machine, rather than per-user (as far as I know), 1 license of 
> > Office can be used to serve hundreds of clients with a fast enough 
> > machine. It's a pretty big loophole in their licensing, but due to the 
> > lack of multi-desktop remoting in Windows I guess they never thought 
> > any body would figure out how to exploit it. [/quote]
> 
> > My reading of my MSO2k / MSO97 licenses seems to support this 
> > position.
> > What do others think about this?
> 
> If it's true that there are no provisions for this in the MS Office EULAs,
> I'm surprised to hear it.  Anecdotal evidence suggests Microsoft has been
> aware of the potential licensing pitfalls of thin clients for some time, and
> that their newer licenses all protect against such end-runs by using "one
> user, one computer" wording.  Maybe they weren't so careful after all...
> 
> -- 
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
> 
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