[funsec] Microsoft and free speech
jasongef at microsoft.com
Sat Feb 11 13:31:57 CST 2006
This disclaimer came as a surprise to me. I did some investigation and
found that there is an updated EULA at
p/html/redisteula.asp which does permit you to disclose your results
under certain terms.
The FAQ that you linked to and quoted below will get updated.
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
On Behalf Of rms at computerbytesman.com
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 8:12 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] Microsoft and free speech
Yikes. I wrote a benchmark program which measures the overhead of a
small and I was quite impressed with how Microsoft was able to make COM
.NET play together so well. However, it now looks like I have to go to
since this testing may have violated the .NET license agreement because
told other people how well .NET performs.
Richard M. Smith
Can I benchmark the Microsoft .NET Framework?
Yes. As per the licensing agreement customers can setup and run their
benchmarks of the .NET framework for technical evaluation purposes. You
not disclose the results of any benchmark test of the .NET Framework to
external third party outside your organization without Microsoft's prior
written approval. You can e-mail benchnet at microsoft.com for more
details on obtaining this approval.
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