From time to time I routinely field questions from customers wanting to see the End-User Licensing Agreement for a particular product. Luckily I have access to the product "boneyard" (an internal Microsoft share) where legacy Microsoft products get put out to pasture, and from there I can pull up the EULA. But I always thought it would be nice if we had this information online.
As it turns out, it is. Maybe this is new, or maybe it’s been there for a while and I didn’t read the memo, but it’s pretty nice. Check out:
While this certainly doesn’t contain every piece of software that Microsoft has ever released, I’d be hard pressed to think of a release from the past few years that’s not on that list. I planned on linking to the Microsoft Bob EULA, but upon inspecting the files at the boneyard share it appears that Bob didn’t have a EULA.
Side note: Trying to install Microsoft Bob on my Vista x64 machine crashed during setup. I should probably file a bug about that… does anybody have any contacts on the Microsoft Bob team? 🙂