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 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...