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Bobby turning corporate

From: <gian.sampsonwild@families.qld.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:32:22 +1000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I have found this problem with Bobby as well.
Gian

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From:               Edward Wigg <e-wigg@evanston.lib.il.us>
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Subject:            [WEB4LIB] Desktop Bobby licensing

As I know there are quite a lot of people out there who use Bobby this
might be of interest, though I'm not sure how many of you use the
desktop version rather than just the web based tool.

I came across a story that claims there is a significant change in the
functionality between version 4 and the new version 5 (specifically
you can no longer save site reports as html, making such reports
unsharable except to people with their own licensed copy of the
program). The sneaky part is that there is apparently nothing that
tells you about this change except wording hidden in the click-through
EULA seen during install. It appears that the chances of your getting
your money back if you don't like this undisclosed change are not
good. Read  the details of one person's experience at:
<http://www.jasonlefkowitz.net/blog1archive/000292.html>

This kind of behavior probably confirms the misgivings that I know
that some people had when CAST sold Bobby to Watchfire, and it also
is
another example of why making bad EULAs strictly enforceable (as is
the case in UCTIA states) is problematical.

Edward



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