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Re: Bug#603711: ITP: ga -- Global Arrays Toolkit

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 06:35:30PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> 1. Battelle Memorial Institute (hereinafter Battelle) hereby grants
> permission to any person or entity lawfully obtaining a copy of this
> software and associated documentation files (hereinafter “the Software”)
> to redistribute and use the Software in source and binary forms, with or
> without modification. Such person or entity may use, copy, modify,
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>  - Other than as used herein, neither the name Battelle Memorial Institute
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I've CC'd debian-legal because of this last provision.  It seems to
restrict the ability to refer to the Battelle Memorial Institute in
unrelated matters.  For example, it would forbid me from writing a blog
entry stating that Battelle is a non-profit headquartered in Columbus,
Ohio, US.  This is a reasonable (and otherwise legal) use of that name
that this license pretends to restrict.

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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