MS "bans" GPL

C. Laurence Gonsalves clgonsal at
Fri Jul 6 01:50:26 EDT 2001

On Tue, 03 Jul 2001 20:09:42 +0200, Michael Ströder
<michael at> 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.

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  C. Laurence Gonsalves                "Any sufficiently advanced
  clgonsal at                     technology is indistinguishable          from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke

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