MS "bans" GPL

C. Laurence Gonsalves clgonsal at keeshah.penguinpowered.com
Fri Jul 6 07:50:26 CEST 2001


On Tue, 03 Jul 2001 20:09:42 +0200, Michael Ströder
<michael at stroeder.com> wrote:
>
>Well, at least here in Germany almost everything M$ or other similar
>software vendors write into their "license agreements" will fail in
>court (AGB-Gesetz) as long as you don't register the software.

XP will stop working if you don't "activate" it within 30 days.
Presumably registering the software is part of the activation process.

See also http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html

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