Category Archives: Workplace

Legal Apocalypse, Administration Insanity

Does anyone read the EULA (End-user license agreement) during software installations?  I know I do not, who can?  Lawyers. 

We were just informed today that before installing any software, updates, or patches onto our desktops or servers we must have approval from our legal department.  So on patch Tuesday, I may have to wait a few weeks to get approval if the patch has a EULA thereby putting my servers in jeopardy of the legal department?

We have also heard that they would notify us of any requested changes to the EULA.  Now that is funny!  Let’s review this, an organization with around 600 employees dictating to Microsoft the wording in THEIR EULA.  Is today April 1st?  No, well then this will be interesting to say the least.  I wonder if me commenting on this might bring legal action upon me?

The IT department has just been run aground by red tape.  Enjoy!

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