EU software patent law faces axe 783
Where do you sweet fellas get the idea that anyone who disagrees with you is not as bright as you are? Besides the arrogance involved, it is a poor strategy to underestimate the opposition.
Well, who cares what they do as long as you can continue to do your own thing? Are you resentful that their thing seems to appeal to more people or at least is in use in far more places? What is your problem?
You cannot point out any instance of Microsoft filing a lawsuit in regard to an infringement of one of their many patents because they have never done so.
Another misconception on your part. If you agree to be subject to audits, you may be audited. If you are suspected of violation of copyright laws, usually having been ratted out by an employee or former employee, the courts may order an audit, but you cannot be otherwise involuntarily audited. No problem with an audit anyway, unless you have been cheating. What are you worried about? Have you been cheating?
EU software patent law faces axe 784
Op Thu, 17 Feb 2005 21:17:58 +0000, schreef billwg: You couldn't tell the difference between M$' practice of taking others' ideas and then selling it off...
A site license pretty much eliminates the grounds for an audit, I would agree. It is less expensive in many cases than multiple licenses, as well. Everyone should make their own decision.
Kind of harsh terms to level at your supplier. Were you caught cheating?
EU software patent law faces axe 786
And he does none of the above. well, Kier, you seem to have ignored the question marks in the sentences. They imply that a...
I don't see where there is any opportunity for Microsoft to abscond with the free part. If you are saying that Microsoft doesn't give away all of its proprietary stuff, that sounds like you are indeed "demanding something in return".
Given your inconsistent logic, it is indeed hard to grasp.