Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Posted Feb 1, 2013 1:50 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Guaranteeing "no demand" through poor products
Parent article: LCA: The future of the Linux desktop
Even Windows users would benefit from that, potentially, given that some of them are likely to have more licences than they can use and don't need another one foisted upon them, but scary noises about "piracy" are always made when this guaranteed revenue stream comes under threat.
Only people who bought Windows in a box have "more licences than they can use" - and these are scarce. OEM Licenses are non-transferable and Enterprise license is null and void without some other license (lookie here: A licensed, qualifying Windows operating system must already be installed on the device that will be assigned the Volume Licensing upgrade license).
Now, you may try to argue in court that all these restrictions are, in fact, illegal bundling, but I doubt you'll succeed: licensor can basicaly place any restrictions it want on the license - and it'll stay (see Apple vs PsyStar, etc).
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