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SubjectRe: The latest Microsoft FUD. This time from BillG, himself.
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > Do they include the source? There's a CD of source that you can buy
> > > for $20 but gcc isn't listed
> >
> > I'm not sure if they are allowed to do that. See clause 1 (c):
> >
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdn-files/027/001/516/eula_mit.htm
>

Minor note:
1) The above link is now gone...
2) The above EULA was examined very closely by various
communications manufactures. If the wording remains the same when the
library gets out of BETA there may be some interesting counter EULAs.

> Slight oops on their part, but then that license is fairly new. I don't
> think it is aimed at the Linux world though. Microsoft are trying to prevent
> something else - and its all about lock in again.
>
> If they prohibit people from linking free software with their own libraries
> it allows them to prevent cost effective applications becoming available on
> their platform so they can continue to inflate their prices. In paticular
> I suspect this is aimed much more at things like OpenOffice, MySql on Windows,
> Mozilla and friends.
>
> Of course in two years time no doubt "in the customers interest" it will be
> Microsoft approved developers only , and a while after that nobody else will
> be allowed to make apps for their product.
>
> Alan
>
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