Yes, they do use this tatic.
Posted Dec 1, 2010 4:00 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: License?
Parent article: The kernel and the C library as a single project
I think a judge would probably disagree with you that requiring the user to uninstall an unrelated piece of software to use your software was "perfectly reasonable." Otherwise, Microsoft, IBM, and others would have used this tactic already.
We are not talking about uninstallation. We are talking about bundling. And yes, restrictions here are quite legal and at least Microsoft actually uses this tatic - and judges accept it.
It's the same as with book: if you buy two books from authors which hate each other and then you can use scissors and glue to create "private compilation" of their works - noone can prevent this. But if you want to publish such compilation you'll need permission from both authors.
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