[Gllug] vnc server / M$ license conflict

Jim Cheetham jim.gllug at gonzul.net
Fri Apr 26 11:47:46 UTC 2002

My local corporate IT guys have discovered/decided that the use of VNC
server to grant a non-windows machine access to a windows machine is
definately banned by microsoft licensing.

(I'm using x2vnc to drive both my unix and win machines from the unix

This applies to our Win2000 machines. It is similar to the license that
was discussed a month or so back to do with XP, but they have looked
into the subject and discovered that it applies to our current systems.

Fun and joy - I'm not surprised :-( I'll try to get a detailed
explanation of what parts of which licenses they think apply to this ...


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