Microsoft has finally found a way to get Developers and Software Engineers to work for free. On this Site: http://www.godotnet.com there are discussion forums and you can also create a "Workspace" which is basically web space to host your own projects, ideas, etc. So when reading the liscense agreement, I found this tucked away: "By postingYour Stuff, You grant to Microsoft, under all of Your intellectual property and proprietary rights the following worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, fully paid up rights: (1) to make, use, copy, modify and create derivative works of Your Stuff; (2) to publicly perform or display, import, broadcast, transmit, distribute, license, offer to sell, and sell, rent, lease, and lend copies of Your Stuff (and derivative works thereof); (3) to sublicense to third parties, including the right to sublicense to further third parties; and (ii) You agree You won�t commence any legal action against Microsoft or any Participant or Visitor for exercising any of these rights." To Read the Entire Aggreement, go here: http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/CreateProject2.aspx
Well, who else wants to sign up to code Microsoft Products for FREE??
Greg, that's pretty standard legal crap. Have you read the agreement when you post a review at amazon? The lawyers are afraid that someone will post a neat algorithm which will end up in some piece of Microsoft code and suddenly screams of "patent violation" will be heard throughout the land.
I didn't know that. That's funny. Reminds me of the try outs that Limp Biscuit held for a new Guitar Player. Made everyone trying out sign an agreement that stated the riff they tried out with wasn't copy protected and that Limp Bisucit could use thier try-out riff for anything they wanted to. After the try-outs, Fred Durst cancelled the free concert and didn't find a new guitar player out of about 1000 applicants. Wonder how many songs he got out of it.