RE: Getting experience with expensive tools? (take II)

Subject: RE: Getting experience with expensive tools? (take II)
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, "Technical Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 14:47:53 -0600

Geoff Hart wrote:

> Tom is correct that there's no ethical conflict whatsoever if all
> you're doing is trying to learn the tools: after all, that's one of
> the main reasons why companies make trial versions available. Richard
> is correct if you're trying to scam a free copy so you can get paid
> for producing publishable work without paying for your tools.

I beg to differ. Tom proposed a methodology for circumventing the time
limit on a trial version of software. Doing so violates the terms of the
license and thus presents an ethical problem, regardless of whether
you're doing so to make money, to learn, or just to amuse yourself.

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-777-0436
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References:
getting experience with expensive tools: From: Becky Edmondson
RE: getting experience with expensive tools: From: Dan
Re: getting experience with expensive tools: From: Tom Johnson
RE: getting experience with expensive tools: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: getting experience with expensive tools: From: Tom Johnson
RE: getting experience with expensive tools: From: Combs, Richard
Getting experience with expensive tools? (take II): From: Geoff Hart

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