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Google Chrome’s Evil User License Agreement

Google’s first EULA for Chrome:

Then, they back off:

Perhaps heard in the hallowed halls of the Googleplex:

  • “You mean, somebody actually reads those things? Dang.”

Most interesting will be Chris DiBona‘s response. I suspect that it was a dumbshit in Google’s legal department rather than actual evil intent, but as I write this, I’m suspect that a million paranoid trolls are pecking out the complete works of Shakespeare in blogcomment pentameter.


3 Responses

  1. That just screamed ‘lazy copy and paste’. Turns out even lawyers have their eyes glaze over when they have to read these damn things 1,000 times. I’ll probably post on it tomorrow…

  2. It does scream that. But with the rising tide of “Google is Evil” sentiment, it certainly is an unfortunate goof.

  3. Well, at least they got the source license right.

    “Chrome is a collection of a lot of software with a variety of licenses, but the Google-contributed code is BSD.”
    – from the Chromium FAQ: http://dev.chromium.org/developers/faq

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