Re: intent to package Netscape Communicator
On Apr 05, Ben Pfaff decided to present us with:
> On Sat, Apr 04, 1998 at 06:59:55PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > In any event, does anyone expect MS to stop giving away MSIE (particularly
> > since Mozilla will be free)?
> The unlimited distribution agreement says that the agreement will be
> terminated if IE is no longer free ...
> Microsoft has said several times that MSIE will be free forever,
> hasn't it? Can we believe them, in any case?
IE was never free for who uses Wine, Twin or WABI - this
assuming that it works. IE license says you may download it and
use it only _IF_ you has a license for an Operating System
product from Microsoft. Not that this has anything to do with
The question is, this is kind of like pointing a gun at our
mirrors (and the CD vendors that choose to include
Communicator), tying a line to the trigger and mailing the other
end of the line to NS (or MS). Yes this sounds cartoonish but
it's the best analogy I can conceive :-)
Besides, the reporting problem is a lot worse.
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night...
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