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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??
 
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How should we interpret this URL?
http://www.godotnet.com
Is it intended to say "Go Dot Net" or is it intended to suggest "God O(f) T(he) Net"?
 
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HA, good one!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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gregg,
yeah, i heard about that from someone who participated. after waiting for hours just to audition, then noone was chosen, he was a little ticked off. what a low-life thing to do.
 
Been there. Done that. Went back for more. But this time, I took this tiny ad with me:
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