Windows Vista's EULA has a clause like this: "9. MICROSOFT .NET BENCHMARK TESTING. The software includes one or more components of the .NET Framework 3.0 (".NET Components"). You may conduct internal benchmark testing of those components. You may disclose the results of any benchmark test of those components, provided that you comply with the conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft/fwlink/?LinkID=66406. Notwithstanding any other agreement you may have with Microsoft, if you disclose such benchmark test results, Microsoft shall have the right to disclose the results of benchmark tests it conducts of your products that compete with the applicable .NET Component, provided it complies with the same conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=66406."
Some people have been deliberately misinterpreting[^] this and crying censorship, even though this is obviously just a reminder of common sense rules: when you're publicizing benchmarks for someone else's products, you have to be responsible and disclose all of the relevant information.
It's probably in response to all the crap rival companies like Sony are flinging at Microsoft.
But anyway, .NET 3.0 and .NET 2.0 are supposedly separate products; .NET 3.0 isn't an upgrade to .NET 2.0. So does that mean these terms don't apply to .NET 2.0, where the majority of performance critical code is?
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