Re: Help with SPIN License
See what I mean? I hadn't even nocticed the modifications-re-release
and termination clauses.
I'll try to send them a note asking about converting to a real license,
but I think I'll pass on the package for now. Thanks for the comments!
Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 4.0 MODIFICATIONS. You agree to provide the Original Contributor, at
>> its request, with a copy of t he complete Source Code version, Object
>> Code version and related documentation for Modifica tions created or
>> contributed to by You.
>Debian-legal usually views such clauses as non-free.
>> Original Contributor and/or other Contributors shall have
>> unrestricted, n onexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free
>> rights, to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, sublicense an d
>> distribute Your Modifications, and to grant third parties the right
>> to do so, including without limitation as a part of or with the Licensed
>And this is even worse - upstream wants the right to re-release my
>modifications as proprietary code.
>> 6.0 TERMINATION 6.1 The licenses and rights granted under this Agreement
>> shall terminate automatica lly if (i) You fail to comply with all of
>> the terms and conditions herein; or (ii) You initiate or participat e
>> in any intellectual property action against Original Contributor and/or
>> another Contributor.
>Argh. A termination clause that triggers by any legal action that
>relates to intellectual property.
>> 11.0 LICENSE VERSIONS. LUCENT, at its sole discretion, may from time to
>> time publish a revised and/or new version of this Agreement (each such
>> revised or new version shall carry a disti nguishing version number)
>> which shall govern all copies of Licensed Software downloaded after
>> the posting of s uch revised or new version of this Agreement.
>This is badly worded. Would it cover copies that are downloaded from,
>say, a Debian mirror after Lucent decides to revoke the license?