What about Home Use under the Campus Agreement? What are our (and
Microsoft's) obligations in that regard? I've just posed this question
to our local Microsoft Representative and will pass along what I learn.
Deborah L. Nanni, Ph.D.
169 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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Marg Knox wrote:
> Colleagues, Enoch Remick has provided the information on why the term
> legal is used.... see below and attached...
> Hope all is well - happy to help clarify things. I've attached a better
> explanation of what's happening. On a going forward basis, customers
> must now leverage these service packs for deployments as a court has
> found certain portions of code within Office Pro 2003, Access 2003,
> Office Pro XP and Access 2002 infringe a third-party patent. We are
> making the revised versions of these products available with the
> allegedly infringing code replaced.
> Hope that helps.
> Enoch Thijs Remick
> Worldwide Academic Licensing Manager | Worldwide Public Sector
> +1 (425) 707-9239 office | +1 (425) 708-1429 fax | +1 (425) 443-5729
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth Shannon [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 3:59 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [LICENSING] MSO Pro 2003 SP2 required for legal reasons?
> We are enrolled in Campus Agreement and when I received my monthly MS
> disks, I also received the following notice:
> "Enclosed is a CD containing Service pack 2 (SP2) updates. If you are
> using MS Office Pro Edition 2003 or MS Office Access 2003, installation
> of SP2 is required for legal reasons. On a going forward basis, please
> ensure SP2 is installed on all of your computers that run MS Office Pro
> Edition 2003 or MS Office Access 2003. To find out more about SP2,
> please visit our site at
> Ok, did I miss something? What are the "legal reasons" to which they are
> referring? I searched Microsoft's site for additional information, but
> to no avail. We strongly encourage our users to install MS patches and
> updates, not because of legal issues, but for security reasons. Thanks.
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