Monday, October 22, 2007

technically, no

A client who is now in law school was asking me how to get a copy of the Windows OS for his computer. While most citizens would be willing to stretch the licensing rules around what copies of software can be installed on what machine, alas, he's in law school now, and he really shouldn't be stretching anything.

I distributed software licenses for the campus for several years and had to actually read much of the "before you install" legalese that comes with software. And I often had conversations that started with, "technically, no..." and ended with "but in reality...". My client will have to wait til after he gets his law degree and maybe even after he passes the bar before he can mar his squeaky clean intent of the law. So for now, he's just going to have to shell out the cash.

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