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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: 30 May 2007 20:32:26 -0700
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On May 29, 6:24 am, John Hasler <> wrote:
> mike3 writes:
> > So then Microsoft's agreement is not a good one.
> I wrote:
> > That's up to the parties, isn't it?  I certainly would not agree to it but
> > others are free to do as they please.
> Rui Miguel Silva writes:
> > What is the freedom (wot?) of others to choose their slaver got to do
> > whit Mike's statement?
> It isn't slavery.  It's just a contract, and perhaps not even fully
> enfoeceable in the US.

And it's terribly restrictive -- far too restrictive even for a
"proprietary", "copy-based" business model unless you
want to get GREEDY. Which is what Microshaft does --
they are so darned GREEDY they see dollar signs
when they close their eyes.

> > It most definitely isn't a good agreement and we should say so to others.
> > They can decide for themselves, but please help spread the word instead
> > of shutting it up!
> I am not shutting anything up.  If they ask my advice I will give it to
> them but I am not an evangelist.
> --
> John Hasler
> Dancing Horse Hill
> Elmwood, WI USA

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