Re: Extending Evaluation Periods

Jay Shoup (jashoup@indiana.edu)
Mon, 13 May 1996 14:22:52 +5000


So when did you say you registered your copy of PKUNZIP?

> >
> >Well said John...
> >
> >I paid White Pine and was happy to do it. If I weren't, I'd continue to use
> >Cornell's continuing Beta. For those who want freebies, there are plenty.
> >But after awhile...ya gotta start giving instead of just receiving. Funny
> >how relationships work, eh? If you don't contribute (or participate) you're
> >not deserving of a continuing partnership!
> >
> >Rob
> >____________
> >Grrrrrr.....
> >
> >It is bad enough when people -ask- for ways of defrauding companies
> >from payment for software by artificially extending evaluation periods.
> >
> >It is even -worse- when others cheerfully supply the information.
> >
> >Come on people...White Pine has given you a month to evaluate the
> >product. According to the evaluation agreement, after that time you
> >either pays yer money or you stop using the product. Period.
> >To do anything else is dishonest.
> >
> >For people having to spend a lot of time getting CUSEEME "working",
> >use the non-expiring Cornell version to get your setup right, -then-
> >download your evaluation copy of the commercial product.
> >
> >Don't like the Cornell version? Tough. You get what you pay for.
> >You are a poor, starving student that can't afford the commercial
> >version? Also tough. Your lack of funds is not the companies'
> >problem nor does your lack of cash entitle you to steal.
> >Want something better? Get the White Pine version and if you like
> >it *buy* it.
> >
> >Companies that make full-featured, non-crippled software available on
> >the 'net do so in good faith. How about returning that good faith?
> >
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