Re: UnrealIRCd License (Click-Through issue)
Mika Fischer <firstname.lastname@example.org> quotes the UnrealIRCd license:
> In order to continue with the download and installation of UnrealIRCd
> you must accept the following license agreement:
> [Full copy of GPL]
> The UnrealIRCd Team reserves the right to modify this agreement at
> anytime as long as notice is given on the unrealircd.com mainpage at
> least 24 hours before changes take effect. The new version will only
> apply to new downloads; those who downloaded UnrealIRCd prior to the
> changes will still be subject to the version of the EULA that was
> available at the time of download.
> By installing, modifying, distributing, downloading, or otherwise using
> the provided software you agree to be bound by this license agreement.
> If you do not agree to any/all of the terms stated in this agreement
> then must not accept this license.
Does the UnrealIRCd license mandate that anyone who distributes
UnrealIRCd forces the recipient to agree to the license in a similar
manner? If not, I don't understand the problem. The fact that
click-through licenses are generally assumed to be incompatible with
the GPL (at least version 2, I haven't checked version 1, which might
apply here) doesn't matter in this case because you can easily get a
license to distribute the software under the plain GPL.