[OT] EULA and legality

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Sep 11 12:33:57 EDT 2012

Hmmm... I think they are saying that if you do those things it will void the warranty. That is not the same thing as saying that you have violated some legal obligation to USE the tool, and must forfeit your right to use it in the future! We really need to keep that distinction clear, or else it just muddies the waters. 


On Sep 10, 2012, at 7:38 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> I think it was Bob that suggested the EULA is simply a way Apple can wash
> it hands of jailbreakers and all those who want to run OS X on other
> hardware. I don't think they are really going to go chasing after any
> individuals. You can't stop people from doing anything. Another industry
> that has interesting terms of purchase are hand/power tools - in US anyway.
> I can't use pliers as a hammer, I can't use a screwdriver as a chisel, I
> can't use a power saw without safety goggles. Yes I can. No one from
> Craftsman is going to check up on me, but guaranteed, when I injure myself
> trying to use a screwdriver as a crowbar, my chances of recourse against
> Craftsman is pretty slim.

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