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Discussion on: AMAZON updates its Terms of Service: PROHIBITS using AWS in case of a Zombie Apocalypse🧟‍♂️

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

meaning it is then acceptable to use lumberyard for controlling nuclear facilities.

If this is true, it looks like they are making a legal provision ( read, legal excuse) for using lumberyard in all military activity ( beyond research and training).

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I really don't think so. They could just allow it from the get-go. Plus the restriction is only lifted if the CDC declares a zombie apocalypse. General military activity does not fall under it. Finally, the (US) military can pretty much just use your software however they want and deny any requests in court for reasons of national security.

The reason military is prohibited from using lumberyard is likely that Amazon is not THAT confident the thing won't suddenly break. If that happens on missile control systems... you get a very bad time.

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha • Edited on

Finally, the (US) military can pretty much just use your software however they want and deny any requests in court for reasons of national security.

I thought military can use your software as they fit except for any usage in war activity. I am not American so maybe this was what I assumed from watching us tv shows.

I once met a french consultant and was asking him if he could help me get work in his company, But his company worked with their military so outsourced consultancy was not allowed. We had great dinner chat about rules regarding military and usage of civilian software, And he also taught me how to work with dockers and CI/DI. Great guy.

Back to topic, Next best conspiracy theory is that someone just wanted to see if anyone reads the tos or not. 🤣 🤣