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RE: Part of the Microsoft Agreement

  We definitely ought to execute them by firing squad for posting this
  David E. Y. Sarna       davids@objectsoftcorp.com
  ObjectSoft Corp. (NASDAQ:OSFT)    http://www.objectsoftcorp.com
  433 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601
  Tel.: (201) 343-9100    Fax: (201) 343-0056
  > -----Original Message-----
  > From:	Christopher Pall [SMTP:x97pall@wmich.edu]
  > Sent:	Sunday, December 07, 1997 11:49 PM
  > To:	Multiple recipients of list
  > Subject:	Part of the Microsoft Agreement
  > When you download MS IE this is part of the agreement you click on. I
  > couldn't make this stuff up! I think Microsoft should include this
  > message along with the sale of NT while replacing Java with NT
  > whereever
  > it occurs. This is just in poor taste.
  > 7. NOTE ON JAVA SUPPORT.  The SOFTWARE PRODUCT may contain support for
  > programs written in Java.  Java technology is not fault tolerant and
  > is
  > not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as on-line
  > control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe
  > performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
  > navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life
  > support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of Java
  > technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
  > physical or environmental damage.
  > Also in the contract:
  > * Prohibition on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly.
  > You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE
  > PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly
  > permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
  > Also in the contract:
  > DCOM95.  You may only use copies of the DCOM95 component on
  > computer(s)
  > for which you have licensed Microsoft Windows operating system
  > platforms.
  > What does this mean? Why is it necessary to mention DCOM95 in
  > particular?
  > --------------------------------------------------
  >               Christopher Pall
  > Delphi Programmer & Western Michigan Student (CS)
  >                  ThinkBiz
  >               Kalamazoo MI USA
  >              X97PALL@WMICH.EDU
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