Should I add a "Micro" PDP11/73 to the Herd?

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 14:58:45 2000

> If you read the license of most software you will find that it says You
> don't own it and that "you" are licensed to use it. Cars are bought
> outright IE: they are property. Software for the most part is "rented"
> for lack of a better word.

What we need to know, is who (what corporate representative) was the
first person to capitulate to the robber barons by being willing to sign
a software license that granted only the right to use said software.

Once one corporation capitulated, the rest were bound to follow.

We could make that person number one in the Computing Hall of Shame.

Hell hath no flames hot enough for that person...

Received on Thu Jun 22 2000 - 14:58:45 BST

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