Re: Vehicle Software Copyright Issues #
Posted by Tom Williams on May 31, 2015, 8:00 pm, in reply to "Re: Vehicle Software Copyright Issues #"
" General motors and John Deere have gone as far as arguing that customers don't actually buy their cars, they merely buy a license to use vehicles for the duration of their lifetimes." |
The first time I saw this quote it was referring to BMWs, someone had posted it on a BMW motorcycle forum.
I was going to trade in my 3yr old BMW for a new one. When I said I was going to do my own servicing, they said: "no problem but it will need to come to us for software updates, most of the bikes need updating every service interval at the moment" At the time I was 50 miles from the nearest dealer.
That's why I'm riding a 12 year old machine, with no intention of changing until it wears out or they stop selling spare parts for it.