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OS X El Capitan License

OS X El Capitan License: IN PLAIN ENGLISH I decided to upgrade my Mac to El Capitan, but my computer said, on one condition: I must "carefully" read and agree with something. And so I did what anyone else would: / cleared my afternoon schedule and got right down to business; reading, carefully, the entire document. It turns out that I was much too pessimistic! I needed only 33 minutes. I thought it'd be a “fun" project to see what the "El Capitan License" actually says. Cool idea, huh? Kind of like spelunking through a cave that everyone says they've been through, but maybe no one really has. What will I find wedged in a wall or lurking in the dark around the next turn? TIME I THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE 33 MIN ACTUAL READING TIME* * I should note that I'm an attorney with a good understanding of license, trademark, and copyright| law. I'm also a software developer with 20 years' experience.So your own read-through may take more or less time, accordingly. WHOLE AFTERNOON Loan I can't use the Capitan with illegal copies of anyone's stuff. Apple didn't sell me this software. They still own it, in fact. I'm just borrowing it. If I install more Apple software, those are on loan as well. I can use the Capitan in two virtual Machines, and on one computer. But these VM's cannot be used for business. The only exception is for software developers I've got to read the separate rules that came with the fonts, and obey them. (I can only borrow those too.) Slideshows made with Photo; same deal, don't even think about using them for some commercial purpose. I can't sell access to my Mac via any kind of screen sharing. Those cool voices for the clock? – no remixing! ... 10 I gotta run it on Apple hardware (no Hackintoshes). I can't help anyone else do that. I can make one copy as a backup. LAW SOLD I can't try to figure out the source code to any of this. I gotta follow all my local laws while I'm using it. (Really? Whereever I live?) I can leave the software on the Mac if I sell it or give it away. 01100110101000 01010000101000 I better not use anyone else's hacked version. Apple isn't responsible for my hurt feelings for anything I see on the web. If I break any of these rules, this deal is over and I must immediately delete everything. SUDAN FRAG LE I can't operate a nuclear power plant with it. The Capitan comes as-is. I can't send it to Sudan. Written by Robb Shecter 10 I cannot, don't even think about it, just plain can't, make money from MPEG/H.264/AVC videos I create. For that, I need to buy another something from somebody. Infographic by This work is licensed under a Creative Commons INFOGRAPHIC MONSTER CC NE WS Attribution 4.0 International License. BY

OS X El Capitan License

shared by bogdanrauta on Dec 17
Translation of Apple OS X El capitan license, into plain English.


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