Licensing issues with Microsoft.
Tue Jun 17 12:00:02 2003
Nazim Khan wrote:
>Is there any problem in using VNC on Microsoft OSs i.e Win95/Win2K/NT/XP.
>Any link or info about the same will be useful for me in making the decision
>about using the VNC.
Yes ! I'm not sure about the other versions, but the licence for XP
is quite explicit that use of 'remote control' packages other than
NetMeeting is NOT allowed. This isn't a case of not saying that
others are allowed, it explicitely states that they may not be used.
This isn't the end though. Many people (myself included) are
confident that this clause would be declared illegal under European
and (in my case) UK laws if Microsoft attempted to enforce it - but I
don't think anyone wants to be the subject of a test case ! In fact
there are still big question marks over the whole validity of 'shrink
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