Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Software Fun

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:28 AM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Software Fun

 

I have a new one I have encountered.  A friend of mine is retiring and wanted to give me, free of charge, two copies of ACAD 2006.  (Unopened, in the box).

 

Autodesk will not allow transfer of ownership.

 

I am sure there are many other software agreements that are similar, and I just have not paid enough attention to the EULA when purchasing the products.  With any other product I know of, you can at least give it away when you no longer need it, and it does not just vanish into thin air as a valueless commodity.


 

You have GOT to be kidding me!

 

I mean, I know you can’t “purchase software,” you purchase only a license to USE the software. But c’mon: If the licenses are legit, does Autodesk REALLY care who’s actually using them?

 

I dunno….