[olug] Microsfot Campus Agreements... hidden details?

Brian Wiese bwiese at cotse.com
Sat Apr 6 01:08:53 UTC 2002

NE LUGs, =)

Has anyone heard any bad news or negative effects of the Microsoft Campus
Agreements? I mean it looks good at face value, 97% savings off of M$
products (would deter pirating I'm sure), and perpetual licenses if you
graduate... but can they restrict Gnu/Linux's emergence on university
campuses with such an agreement?  Any forseeable downsides really besides
making it a little less likely to convert students to Linux (price factor

Please see the attached html page with more info on it. 

I would like to hear comments if anybody has any, voting supposedly starts
April 9th and I just want to make sure there's no 'devil in the
details'... I haven't had a chance to review all the documentation about
it quite yet though.



---------- websurvey --------
websurvey.unomaha.edu (uno students only)

              Student Technology Fee Increase Survey.

This short survey is to determine whether students are wiling to 
increase Student Technology fee by $1.00 per credit hour. We want 
your input on this proposed fee increase.

The benefits to students are:
-  A 97% discount on Microsoft Software. The software includes Windows XP
(Operating System), Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), FrontPage
(Create Web Pages) and Visual Studio Pro (Tools for creating software
- Perpetual license after graduation.
- During the first year the $1.00 fee increase will go towards 
the Microsoft License for Students. During the second year of 
the $1.00 fee increase money will be allocated to the Microsoft 
Agreement, increasing the number of Electronic Journals at the 
UNO Library and fund additional technology grants by the colleges.
              Would you be in favor of adding a $1.00 per credit hour to
your student 
              technology fee in order to add a Microsoft License Agreement
              the software explained above as well as a perpetual license
              graduation, Electronic Journals, and additional grant
projects at 
 		Yes or No
              Select your major from the drop down box. 
              Do you own a computer? 
               Yes or No
              Are you aware that copying software without a proper license
               Yes or  No
------------------ /websurvey ----------------------

thanks, peace

  Brian Wiese | bwiese at cotse.com | aim: unolinuxguru
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