Google Chrome's Universal Terms explained

A recent Slashdot post about Google Chrome’s TOS, sometimes referred to as the even wonkier acronym, EULA, raises a number of points about Chrome’s TOS and asks a couple of direct questions. Google responded and finally says: “In any case, it's open source (under the name Chromium [google.com]), so if you don't like Google's EULA, or any other part […]

A recent Slashdot post about Google Chrome’s TOS, sometimes referred to as the even wonkier acronym, EULA, raises a number of points about Chrome’s TOS and asks a couple of direct questions. Google responded and finally says: “In any case, it's open source (under the name Chromium [google.com]), so if you don't like Google's EULA, or any other part of their plans for Chrome, you will be able to download and run one of the third-party, de-Googlised builds of Chromium, or even build your own. It seems unlikely that Google would impose particularly unpalatable terms on Chrome, given that it comes with its own competition built in.”