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Rich Salz wrote:
>>Unfortunately the .NET SDK
>>license agreement prohibits reporting the results of any benchmark
>>testing without Microsoft's prior written approval
>What a crock of s--t.
>NY just got a ruling against someone (Oracle?) for just this sort
>of thing. Anyone there want to try it?
Unfortunately I live in Washington state, not NY, and the government
here tends not to question what Microsoft wants. :-) I'm hoping that
this sort of license agreement will be ruled illegal everywhere. I'm
also hoping that the DMCA will self-destruct. I'm not holding my breath
waiting for either event to happen, though.
You'd think the marketplace would itself discourage vendors (at least
the non-monopoly ones) from distributing software with these types of
agreements. Doesn't seem to work that way, though.