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Censorship in FP 2002?

   
5:17 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is it true that the EULA for FP 2002 prohibites creation of websites, that critisize Microsoft?
5:21 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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After scanning a few articles it seems to be true. Any chance you have an anti-MS site written in FP? ;)
5:24 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Nope. Besides I use an old 2000. :-)
6:39 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Now how in the world could they do that?

Does it actually read the text and if it finds certain words that it feels are anti MS, it will not let you publish the file?

How would it know that the anti words weren't related to Mac or IBM and that you weren't also singing the praises of MS.

6:46 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>how in the world could they do that?

I expect it's just a legal trip-wire in the fine print of the user agreement so that their lawyers can leverage that "license breach" as part of a C&D letter to an offending site.

7:49 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Why use a Microsoft product to build a site that criticizes Microsoft in the first place?!
7:55 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Why use a Microsoft product to build a site that criticizes Microsoft in the first place?!
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For the irony of it all? :)

9:19 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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> Why use a Microsoft product to build a site that criticizes Microsoft in the first place?!

If anybody would make a complete website dedicated to critisizing Microsoft, they most likely would use open source software.

But people using MS software might gradually change their opinion of Microsoft after buying the software. I have so myself. I have expressed my critical attitude in forums. (I did _not_ use Internet Explorer for this purpose!) And I might want to do it on a page on one of my own websites. I would not like to be hindered in expressing my opinions by censorship from a private company.

This problem does not exist in my own FP 2000. But it seems that it does in FP 2002.

9:21 pm on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I prefer Dreamweaver for making anti-microsoft sites.
 

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