CyberTech Rambler

September 27, 2006

Windows Genuine (Dis)Advantage of Office 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 7:17 pm

Ed Bott blog post shows that Office 2007 not only validate itself, but your Office XP or Office 2003 as well. In fact, it appears that, if any of your office subprograms is deem to be counterfeit, you do not get to update any part of Office at all.

I hope the latter is not the case, while I do not condone counterfeiting, I feel that this goes overboard. If you have a illegal copy of software A from suite S, suite S have the rights to stop you from using Software A, but not Software B from suite S if you have rights to use it. It is cross-contamination and not unlike the Nuclear Option used by a lot of open source licenses.

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