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Re: Linux positioning statement for use in press inquiries (fwd)

On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 01:14:51PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > The open source movement is the latest industry initiative in the drive
> > toward open standards.  In response to customer needs, IBM has made code
> > for several technologies available as open source software.  These
> > include IBM's Secure Mailer software,...
> The license still has the revocation clause.

And worse...

> > ...and the Jikes Java compiler.
> >From the Jikes download page (www.alphaWorks.ibm.com/forum/wwwdown.nsf/textdownloads?SearchView&Query=DOWNJikesDOWN):
>    By using this software you hereby agree to the terms of the [alphaWorks
>    License Agreement].
> >From the AlphaWorks license:
>    IBM grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download the
>    Software and use it only for your personal, non-commercial and lawful
>    end use. Implied licenses are negated.
>    You may copy the Software for backup only. You may not: 1) merge,
>    distribute (for free or for sale) or sublicense the Software; 2) reverse
>    assemble, reverse compile, or otherwise translate the Software.

"You may not distribute this."  This is supposed to be Open Source<tm>? 
It sure isn't DFSG free.

>    2. Term and Termination
>    This Agreement will terminate ninety (90) days after the date on which
>    you receive the Software. Upon such termination you will delete or
>    destroy all copies of the Software.

This is even worse.

Anticipation is the sweetest form of torture...

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