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- Should licensing questions be closed? 7 answers
Take this question for example, nothing to do with legal technicalities but a basic premise of whether microsoft count admin users twice. (Which has an easy worldwide applicable answer of no)
Why should this be closed and not simply answered?
I can fully understand the current position when it comes to legalese, special cases, small vendors, etc. but it seems crazy to apply the same policy with the large multinationals with standard practices worldwide.
As an admin, licencing is a huge pita. Serverfault could be really useful in helping people to understand the basic information that we all need to work with even if it is always with the disclaimer that it requires proper legal scrutiny on the users part.
The current knee jerk reaction seems over the top and very unhelpful to me.
ADDN: So if the argument against even simple non legal help is legal responsibility. What about if I follow your technical advice, wreck something and hold you legally responsible? By the same principles stackexchange couldn't operate at all!