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Dear Microsoft... [Jan. 8th, 2003|04:57 pm]
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Dear Microsoft,

In the course our daily operations at XXXX I have been made aware of a legacy copy of 'MS QuickBasic 4' that is still in active use in our company.
I was unable to locate a licence for this software (The software was discontinued in 1995 so any licences are very likely to have been lost over the last 7 years)
I contacted our account reseller (XXXX) to ask that we be charged for a new copy to allow us to keep compliance but was told, not surprisingly, that licences for this software are no longer available and they are not sure which (if any) licence would cover us for this software. They were able to provide me with this email address and suggested that I contact you direct.
We have 2 users who still use this software to create in-house applications and up to 15 people who use those applications but do not use MS QuickBasic 4 directly.
Please could you tell me how I go about ensuring that we are licensed and compliant on this software?

Many Thanks

XXXX
XXXX


The reason you have to laugh, is that I am one of the two people still using the software!! :o)
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2003-01-08 09:06 am (UTC)
lol

and lol @ that user icon too :p
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2003-01-08 09:13 am (UTC)
I just heard on the news that you can get a £10,000 reward for snitching on a company who is using illegal software. Where is it you work again? ;-)
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From: princesswannabe
2003-01-08 02:29 pm (UTC)
I read that and didn't really get why I should be laughing so I read it to my techy boyfriend, who laughed straight away. Must be a techy thing!
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[User Picture]From: oneeyedfreak
2003-01-08 04:38 pm (UTC)
*shakes head and sighs*

I'd laugh if this were not so utterly true...

It's one of the many reasons we've converted to 100% Linux in-house and are releasing our newest version for the same platform.

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From: lonelymage
2003-01-11 07:08 pm (UTC)

I have a favour to ask of you

Would you be so kind to give me a registration code for my friend please? .. He will necessarily return another one code to you after one week, when he be able to invite a friend. My e-mail: for@lonelymage.ru

Anyway, I am sorry if i worry you... and humbly thank you beforehand if you can get a code for my friend.

P.S.: And sorry for my bad english too. :) Good Luck.
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