[ILUG] OT: vista anti-malware software for Irish charity
niallwalsh at users.berlios.de
Tue Nov 11 14:32:40 GMT 2008
Quoting Rory Browne <rbmlist at gmail.com>:
>> The machines currently have anti-virus software (probably pre-installed)
>> but I've yet to discover just when the existing licenses will run out.
>> They want to let people use usb-sticks to store their own files so the
>> machines do need to run some local anti-virus.
> Personally depending on the nature of the charity, I would contact the
> existing supplier. Assuming it's a genuine charity, and not the "Niall Walsh
> beer fund", or something registered as a charity for tax reasons, they might
> be open to discussion.
Sorry that I don't really want to disclose the actually charity but it
is a genuine charity. There's no way I would have gone OT to ilug for
my (or anyone elses) beer fund!
I had a couple of off list replies suggesting AVG and Avira as "free"
options and now the on-list links from Paul. Below is why I don't
think either AVG or Avira are viable options without at least entering
into a dialog with the vendors for permission to use them. All of
the "non-commercial" offerings I've come across so far, though I only
checked out the main contenders, seem to really mean (and legally
specify) non-commercial personal individual home use.
I guess there is no easy option and your (Rory's) advice of entering
into a dialog with the existing supplier (and/or others) is the best I
solely for your personal use and not for purchase, sale or delivery of
any product or service to a third party or other commercial or
business purpose, if not explicitly stated in the terms of using the
You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to
(vi) grant any third party access to or use of the Software on a
service bureau, timesharing, subscription service, rental or
application service provider basis or otherwise;
This seems to rule out the use I described.
No link for Avira's agreement but thanks to wine I verified that I
would not be happy to just use it thanks to the following:
§2 Scope of application
The Licensor grants the software user (hereinafter called "Licensee")
non-exclusive, personal right (hereinafter called "Licence") to use
the Software on one computer system and in one location only as
1) The Licensee may install the Software on a private Personal
Computer, load it into the user memory and run it accordingly.
2) The Licensee may only use the Software for strictly private
purposes. Institutes of education and public utilities are classed as
commercial or business premises.
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