Licensing issues with Microsoft.
Tue Jun 17 12:35:01 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nazim Khan [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: dinsdag 17 juni 2003 12:49
> I came across the following link, they say something like
> this. So I just
> wanted to verify it.
> Check the Blue column on the right hand side.
If I carefully read it and see my mouse and keyboard as being separate
devices, just hooked up to the workstation, they even may not be used except
if they are permitted by the....
Then, on the end, it says: "... unles the Device has a separate license for
That indicates that vnc can freely be used between XP-vncserver and
And now I wonder how to get a WXP license for my keyboard, mouse and
monitor. If you say that they don't run software, how about the tools for
the disabled? like braille-tablets and such? How about the presentation
tools like beamers with their own i/o devices?
How about shares and such opened at the WXP machine? If you use them over
the network then services are started like for printers and such.
On the other hand, (try to find holes in the lines):
It says ".... on the Workstation Computer ....". I regard the machine
running a vncserver as being a server, not a workstation.
What if you just use vnc to controll the software (keep it running), not to
execute (start) it?
I think if you are using it outside the US, your are quite save. The use of
VNC on windows is to avoid a (long) walk to the machine, hence the usage of
the machine can still be considdered as a PERSONAL computer. And I think
that's the spirit of the license.