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SubjectRE: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, David Schwartz wrote:

> > If you buy a W*nd*ws install CD, you can create a derived work,
> > e.g. an image
> > of your installation, under the fair use rights (IANAL). Can you
> > distribute
> > that image freely?
>
> I would say that if not for the EULA, you could transfer ownership of the
> image to someone else.

The EULA is irrelevant in germany and in many parts of the USA.

> And if you legally acquired two copies of Windows,
> you could install both of them and transfer them. Otherwise, you could not
> sell a machine with the Windows OS installed unless you were a Microsoft
> OEM.

Then it would be stupid to become a OEM. Just buy one CD and install it on
each computer you sell, combined with a pre-installed ghost.

> Does Microsoft take the position that if you want to sell your PC, you
> must wipe the OS? Not that I know of.

They say it's forbidden do pass even the boot loader you put on disks,
they just won't sue you for just the boot loader.
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