[LINK] Microsoft EULA
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 22:39:05 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Malcolm Miles wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Sep 2002 10:40:24 +1000 (EST), you wrote:
> >Does the new EULA give you this right ? (to selectively apply patches) ?
> Even if it does give Microsoft the right to actively patch your PC, I
> am sure that I don't have any obligation to make it easy or possible
> for them to do so.
I think this is a bit of a leap-of-faith (given that you don't have access to
the source code of application/process 'x' running on your machine :) Short
of unplugging the machine from the network, it's extremely difficult to
do this on *any* platform (and it's *harder* where you don't have source).
But I'm not asking whether you have an obligation to make it easy for them;
I'm asking whether anyone knows whether the EULA is an 'all-or-nothing' deal.
That is; can you apply patches as you see fit (while remaining within the
terms of the EULA) or must you, once you have accepted the EULA, allow
MS the ability to arbitrarily modify your computer as *they* see fit ?
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