Licensing of OS for VPC 2007

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Knowledge Worker, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Knowledge Worker

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    The info is certainly correct, it's straight from MSFT :)
    Is it explicit to you as a solicitor or as a lay person just reading the
    licence agreement?

    The issues with this current thread to me are:

    1) Licence terms will probably be different from country to country
    2) The way they are interpreted will depend on the jurisdiction in which
    they are interpreted (in respect of both contract and competition law)
    3) I'm not sure any of the contributors are solicitors so what we are
    seeing is a collection of lay peoples' views

    In short nobody should rely on the views expressed in this thread, if the
    issue is important to them they need to obtain legal advice in their own
    jurisdiction.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Jul 10, 2008
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  2. Even if a solicitor expressed a view here it would not be binding. This is
    just not that kind of venue.

    The place to start as always on licensing issues is with the MS local or
    regional office.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 10, 2008
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  3. Knowledge Worker

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    Possibly, although you'll get the law according to MSFT, not necessarily
    the correct answer.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Jul 10, 2008
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    Robert Comer Guest

    The info is certainly correct, it's straight from MSFT :)

    Hard to tell for me in that thread.
    As a lay person that has had some contact with Microsoft.
    Yep, there are laws by country that limit what can and can't be in a
    EULA.
    Yep.
     
    Robert Comer, Jul 11, 2008
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> Robert Comer
    Indeed. The place where "1 copy" falls down is this:

    1) Install one copy of XP in a single VHD.
    2) Create two VMs with VHDs in differencing mode off of the original
    VHD.

    The result is that only one copy of XP actually exists, although
    multiple configurations exist.

    Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe that this is within the spirit
    of the EULA, nor am I recommending it, but I can't find any specific
    language which prohibits it.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jul 11, 2008
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    Robert Comer Guest

    1) Install one copy of XP in a single VHD.
    I think it's two copies once you fork the configuration with the two
    differencing disks...
     
    Robert Comer, Jul 11, 2008
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> Robert Comer
    I don't disagree in principle, but in actual fact, the bits only exist
    on the disk once, in one place.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jul 12, 2008
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Not all the bits, the configuration bits are part of the OS and they
    exist in two places.
     
    Robert Comer, Jul 12, 2008
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