Legality of .NET Messenger (MSN Messenger) with Pidgin/GAIM

Michelle Konzack linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net
Sun Jun 28 05:48:47 EDT 2009


Hello David,

Am 2009-06-28 09:26:38, schrieb David Woolley:
> I've been using GAIM to access .NET Messenger from Linux, but have just 
> upgraded my Windows partition to XP.  When I tried to log in to MSN 
> Messenger, it said there was a mandatory upgrade, which I downloaded.
> 
> I am one of those people who actually reads small print, so I read the 
> licence terms and it seems to say that I may not use unauthorised 
> clients to access .NET Messenger.  Not unsurprisingly, Pidgin/GAIM is 
> not amongst the small list on their authorised clients sites.
> 
> I abandoned the install to avoid agreeing, until I'd researched the 
> issue more.
> 
> Is there any news on this restriction?

This paragraphe in the Microsoft EULA could lead to a lawsuit in  Europe
against Microsoft because Microsoft is trying to kickoff competitors...

Microsoft will be not able to enforce a lawsuit against  anyone  in  (at
least) Europe.

There are already several judgement in Germany and of course, of the EU.

Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
    Michelle Konzack
    Systemadministrator
    25.9V Electronic Engineer
    Tamay Dogan Network
    Debian GNU/Linux Consultant


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