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Re: NEdit Text Editor License for Review

James Mastros <james@rtweb.net> writes:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 1999 at 04:22:48PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Mark Edel <edel@ltx.com> writes:

> > > The User shall indemnify URA and the U.S. Government for all
> > > damages, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees, arising
> > > from the utilization of the software, including, but not limited
> > > to, the making, using, selling or exporting of products,
> > > processes or services derived from the Software.

> > So if I use the software, and the U.S. government use the software
> > independently of me and get themselves into trouble, they can sue me to
> > cover their expenses?

> This is the United States -- you can sue anybody for anything.  Then again,
> in this case it seems clear to me that they wouldn't have a snowballs chance
> in <bleep> of winning.

Well this here is *not* the United States, and I read the quoted
passage as "if you choose to use our software you must be prepared
to cover all the expences WE will ever have in connection with
anybody's use of our software".

I'm not sure it would hold in a Danish court, but I'd have to appeal
to common sense rather than the wording of the license.

Henning Makholm

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