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Monday, October 17, 2005

Tool for EULA phobes

Heh... I was just blogging about the EULA poll yesterday, and now I discovered the EULAlyzer from Javacool Software.! I haven't tested this thing, but it seems like a grand idea :)

It is a solution to an very real problem - reading through long, verbose EULAS is not practical. It is much better to parse it automatically and extract useful info! I'm actually surprised no one cam up with a tool like that before!

The question is - if tools like this one become popular, will this prompt companies to simplify these documents? Or will it have the opposite effect,motivating lawyers to write super-verbose, confusing, unparsable EULAS? Will software companies start utilize CAPTCHA technology for their EULA boxes to prevent automatic parsing, and classification?


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