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25 years of making people who agree with you cringe

25 years of making people who agree with you cringe

Posted Oct 23, 2010 8:31 UTC (Sat) by Fats (subscriber, #14882)
In reply to: 25 years of making people who agree with you cringe by madhatter
Parent article: How not to recognize free hardware

I have to admit I sometimes don't follow laws and EULAs to the letter. I sometimes cross the street in a diagonal way. I sometimes use the bike lane on the wrong side of the road for short distances. I sometimes install software without reading the EULA.
Some people will call me a criminal for it.

I still don't have a problem with the EULA. I may be silly in certain places but it is just a showing of the mad world we live in. A world where people sue their microwave manufacturer because they fried their cat and it was not mentioned in the manual that you should not put a pet in the oven.

The EULA only applies to the software itself so if there would ever be a problem with it, like Adobe suing people for their use of the Flash plugin, I can just uninstall the software and be done with it.

That said, I don't defend Adobe's business practices. There is probably one thing worse then getting a bunch of IBM lawyers knocking on your door and that is having a bunch of Adobe lawyers knocking on your door ...
But this fact does not stop me from enjoying movies on youtube etc.


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