Ballmer: Too much fine print in Microsoft licences

Ballmer: Too much fine print in Microsoft licences

Summary: Microsoft could do more to simplify its software licensing, according to the company's chief executive Steve Ballmer. Speaking at a Windows 7 event in London on Monday, he said that Microsoft's licence terms could be made clearer, but that any simplifications could result in extra costs for its customers.

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From silicon.comMicrosoft could do more to simplify its software licensing, according to the company's chief executive Steve Ballmer. Speaking at a Windows 7 event in London on Monday, he said that Microsoft's licence terms could be made clearer, but that any simplifications could result in extra costs for its customers.

The issue was raised by a customer at the event and, after a spontaneous round of applause from the audience, the chief executive revealed that were no plans to change the terms. Silicon.com has the full story on what Steve Ballmer said on software licensing.

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  • Ballmer: Too much fine print in Microsoft licences

    Exactly how would simplifying Microsoft's licences lead to extra cost to the customer? Few people read them anyway. I'm sure that the import of the licence could be conveyed in a shorter (much shorter) plain English licence - less for the lawyers to haggle over, cost saving.
    The Former Moley