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Re: [vox] Ms license laugh

Slashdot had an update.

The prohibition is evidently tied to use of the FrontPage logo on a web page, not use of Front Page to post articles.  Use of a copyrighted or trademarked logo can 'probably' be enforced in a court.

In the meantime, Front Page has a decent interface that enables it to be used.  It, like many MS products, is commonly available and relatively easy to use.  The fact that it is limited and does not allow a person to do a lot of things, does not prevent people who do not want to become web developers from doing a lot with it.

That said, I currently use a fraction of the capabilities of Dreamweaver, and am currently looking into some Linux solutions for long term site maintenence.

Oh, does anyone know of a Linux web site management tool that can post using FrontPage extentions.  One of the sites I maintain will ONLY allow posting with FrontPage.  No ftp/whatever access, so I build with Dreamweaver and post with FrontPage, it's getting annoying.


On Thu, 20 September 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> don't laugh so hard.  a bunch of LUGS use frontpage.  notably diablo valley
> PC group's linux sig used frontpage for their website.   as rick moen.
> and a WHOLE lot of users of vox use windows to read/send email to this list.
> one of them even tried sending a 25MB file to the list with an attachment
> called "virus.jpg".  it got bounced to me this evening.  good thing majordomo
> has size limits...
> pete
> begin: Sam Peterson <skpeterson@ucdavis.edu> quote
> > Heard about this on slashdot.  It's really funny.  Still, what Linux web 
> > developer uses Frontpage?!  I can't ever see a reason for this to be 
> > enforced.  And honestly could it stand up in court?
> > 
> > At 11:37 AM 9/20/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> > >"While we're on the subject of license enforcement, let me throw in a term 
> > >one alert reader just spotted in the license for FrontPage 2002. 'You may 
> > >not use the Software in connection with any site that disparages 
> > >Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services ...' the 
> > >license reads in part. Good thing InfoWorld doesn't use FrontPage 2002 to 
> > >post this column, I guess."
> > >
> > >--The Gripe Line columnist Ed Foster turns the spotlight on some of 
> > >Microsoft's current business practices.
> > 
> > Sam Peterson
> > Hart Interdisciplinary Programs
> > 2201 Hart Hall
> > University of California, Davis
> > One Shields Avenue
> > Davis, California 95616
> > (530) 752-9332
> -- 
> "You may not use the Software in connection with any site that disparages
> Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services ..."
>                     -- Clause from license for FrontPage 2002

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