EULAs (was Re: [unisog] Security Issues with Skype

Russell Fulton r.fulton at auckland.ac.nz
Mon May 2 19:34:24 GMT 2005


On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 12:33 -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:


> Out of curiosity, how have other sites dealt with the following 2 issues:
> 
> 1) The XP EULA granting permission for MS to install anything on machines that
> you need to have change control over (I'm told HIPPA has such a requirement, and
> there's probably other legal requirements for some sites as well).  (Yes, I
> know that you can firewall the box - but the point is that you've still given
> the *permission* for MS to do it, whether or not they actually can or do...)
> 
> 2) The legal status of having an employee who does *not* have authority to sign
> binding contracts for your organization (in most cases, essentially all the
> worker drones in the cubicles) doing essentially that by clicking through the
> EULA (for any product in this case)?
> 

We have acknowledged both issues and decided to ignore them :)  See my
post re: skype.

Russell.
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