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Well honestly I found this in one way amusing, another comforting and another , well I dunno. I guess if I had seen it in English first it would have been fine but when I read the french Eula during the unzip it made me raise an eyebrow. I though we were having another freedom fries moment.
This product is covered and controlled by U.S. Export Control laws and may be
subject to the export or import laws in other countries. Nuclear, missile,
chemical biological weapons or nuclear maritime end uses or end users, whether
direct or indirect, are strictly prohibited
Still made me laugh.
I think it has to do with them not being responsible for bugs that might cause a nuclear weapon to malfunction. Macromedia Flash has a similar line in their EULA:
THE SOFTWARE IS NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED OR LICENSED FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS REQUIRING FAIL-SAFE CONTROLS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OR OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND LIFE SUPPORT OR WEAPONS SYSTEMS
You specifically agree not to export or re-export the OS Components:
(ii) to any person or entity who you know or have reason to know will utilize
the OS Components or portion thereof in the design, development or production
of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons;Registered Linux user #270181
Yeah, I've seen that kind of message before When I was helping a family friend order their first computer through Dell (Australia), the final screen before the order was confirmed had those lines in it, made me laugh for a long time.
It also said that I the computer was bought, then we weren't allowed to export it to certain countries.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
11-07-2005 #7Originally Posted by AlexK
You agree that you will not export or re-export the OS Componenets to any
country, person, or entity subject to U.S. export restrictions. You
specifically agree not to export or re-export the OS Components:
(i) to any country to which the U.S. has embargoed or restricted the export of
goods or services, which as of March 1999 include, but are not necessarily
limited to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, or to any
national of any such country, wherever located, who intends to transmit or
transport the OS Components back to such country;Registered Linux user #270181
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How do you people know what is in the EULA? I can' t imagine that someone would voluntarily sit down, and read those things.registered linux user: 387197
11-08-2005 #9Originally Posted by jimbaloo
I tried reading the Windows EULA once, I never did finish it.
11-08-2005 #10Originally Posted by jimbalooRegistered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
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