Google one day, Microsoft one life
Google Chrome first EULA was flawed, to say the least, as Google “acquired” – divine rights? – the copyright of all the contents generated – in a way or another – through the browser. Article 11, the faulty one, contained four points, each one carefully crafted in a fantastic “legalese” language in some secluded office in Mountain View.
It took one day, after a few posts, comments and articles, to change the EULA. Article 11 has been completely rewritten, and now contains only one point written in a transparent “legalese”.
11. Content license from you
11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
Hats off to Google.
Just one question: if Google, a corporation listed on the NASDAQ, with shareholders and all the related blah blah, has been able to amend the EULA in one day, why Microsoft has not been able to amend the OSP (Open Specification Promise) in almost a lifetime?