Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

August 8, 2006

Microsoft Windows Live QnA Beta fine print protects against disparaging microsoft products or recommending superior, non-microsoft software

Filed under: category euthanized,CIO,Geeky goodness,Review,Tagtastic — Sagacious Himself @ 10:56 pm

An answer on Live QnA had better not contain a product recomendation over and above a similar Microsoft product:

4. How You May Not Use the Service.

In using the service, you may not:

·        
use the service in a way that harms us or our affiliates,
resellers, distributors, and/or vendors (collectively, the “Microsoft parties”),
or any customer of a Microsoft party;

Woo… and we can resell this free service (c’mon, think like Microsoft)

7. If You Pay Microsoft.


7.1 Charges.
 
This section 7 applies in all situations in which you directly pay us.  If you
pay a company other than us for the service, then the charges and billing terms
are as stated by the other company. Even if you do not pay for the service, you
may still incur charges incidental to using the service; for example, charges
for Internet access, mobile text messaging, or other data transmission. 

Just be wary of silent, push upgrades

We may automatically
download upgrades to the software to your computer to update, enhance and
further develop the service.

Your effort will be rewarded with points but

Promotion Points may expire
at any time

ads?  yes


13.
Requirements For Placing
Advertisements
.

You may be able to place
advertisements in or through the service.  We have no obligation to display any
part of the advertising content.

hey, and I have no obligation to allow advertising content to be downloaded let alone rendered.

Sooo…. QnA will contain malware?  There’s no clear assertion that is does not


Potentially Unwanted
Software

If you
remove or disable “spyware,” “adware” and other potentially unwanted software
(“potentially unwanted software”), it may cause other software on your computer
to stop working, and it may cause you to breach a license to use other software
on your computer

How to signup for Windows Live QnA Beta
http://qna.live.com/RegisterUser.aspx

http://ideas.live.com/s_code.js

http://msninviteprod.112.2O7.net/b/ss/msninviteprod/1/H.1--NS/0


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