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Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Posted Jan 26, 2013 6:52 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
In reply to: Playing the game automatically concedes defeat by cas
Parent article: Signing ELF binaries

Of course, we should ignore informed discussion in favour of handwaving because the alternative might possibly be something that could be construed as falling under something in Wikipedia's List Of Logical Fallacies. Good point. Let's move on to arguing about whether heliocentrism is relevant in modern life, because how many of us have actually observed the Earth's motion directly?

"to get a key signed by MS you have to *explicitly* accept their terms and conditions"

Have you read those terms and conditions? Have you consulted a lawyer to determine precisely which rights you're giving up? Or are you just asserting that they're unreasonable without any justification at all?

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Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Posted Jan 26, 2013 8:18 UTC (Sat) by cas (subscriber, #52554) [Link]

How exciting, another transparent attempt to evade any actual consideration of the issue - far easier to attempt to arrograntly dismiss it with a wikipedia slur. Too bad, i'm not so easily distracted with irrelevance.

My point is that it is entirely unreasonable to have to beg Microsoft's permission to run anything. So unreasonable that the only reasonable response is to refuse to have anything to do with it.

By agreeing to *ANY* conditions, no matter how benign or light-weight they might be, you are conceding that Microsoft does indeed have a right to grant or deny such permission.

You mean well and have good intentions, but you are enabling Microsoft in their aim to be gatekeeper of what software is permitted to execute. Aside from the old adage about the road to hell, the trouble with your work is that it is short-sighted and short-term pragmatism (you have what appears to be a technical problem and want to solve it now) with no regard for the long-term consequences. One day you will realise exactly what you have enabled and come to bitterly regret it. Unfortunately, you won't be the only one to suffer the consequences.

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