Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Thu Jun 7 00:32:09 UTC 2012

> > (cf. EULA) that you accept those "licensing of hardware".

> Also, I think you'll find that such actions are already illegal
> certainly in the UK, and I believe EU wide.

Yes illegal for English law (England & Scotland have different
contract laws).  Contract terms given after money changes
hands are Not part of contract.  (Reasonable Eh ?)
Case law since in UK, NCP National Car Park lost an appeals court decision
on their nasty disclaimers visible only after you'd paid to enter car park.

	(PS Matthew, I noticed in Canterbury NCP built an escape
	lane in their car park after.  So one could then queue
	up to park, theoreticaly block the lane, & read super fast
	all the disclaimers, before deciding to either pay & enter
	or take the sharp curve out.

I've always hoped all the (usually American) legal rubbish in the
sealed packages I bought in Germany were on same principle irrelevant,
(but no idea).  USA companies later learnt to ship with front page
in transparent bags, but still not usualy readable till after

Maybe USA "restraint of trade" laws could penalise a monopolist
working to convert a market to sell computers that (if amd64) have
been been crippled to only work with associate bsuiness partners ?

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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