Microsoft licence agreements

Posted on 2008-12-30 10:19:42

Funny clause I encountered today at work while installing a bunch of software related to Visual Studio 2008: the end user licence agreement of the TFS 2008 power tools included this clause:

You may not:

  • disclose the results of any benchmark tests of the software to any third party without Microsoft’s prior written approval;

Hmm, I wonder why that clause was added. I mean, you have the licence to use the software, which would include running benchmarks on it, right? They’re probably afraid of someone finding out how crappy their tools were programmed.

As a side note, that licence agreement is not valid for me anyway, since there’s no way to print it.

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