The OSD and commercial use

David Johnson david at
Sun Nov 24 03:31:23 UTC 2002

On Saturday 23 November 2002 07:09 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> David Johnson scripsit:
> > On the other hand, if I handed over $30, received the keys, and never
> > signed anything, then that rental "contract" shoved in the glove box
> > loses a lot of its importance.
> If that were the custom of the industry, then turning the key would be
> just as important as signing on the dotted: an overt indication of
> acceptance.

I somehow doubt it. My suspicion is that this form of behavior is acceptable 
in software simply because most people don't know much about software. It's 
something alien, and therefore must have alien rules.

David Johnson
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