Re: SGI Free SW license 1.1 compatability with Xfree86 style license
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: SGI Free SW license 1.1 compatability with Xfree86 style license
- From: James LewisMoss <email@example.com>
- Date: 01 Jul 2000 16:01:01 -0400
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: Henning Makholm's message of "30 Jun 2000 18:49:01 +0200"
- References: <20000629010704.A25129@landru.home.link> <email@example.com> <20000630083723.B20162@techno.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>>> On 30 Jun 2000 18:49:01 +0200, Henning Makholm <email@example.com> said:
>> 11. Indemnity. Recipient shall be solely responsible for damages
>> arising, directly or indirectly, out of its utilization of rights
>> under this License. Recipient will defend, indemnify and hold
>> harmless Silicon Graphics, Inc. from and against any loss,
>> liability, damages, costs or expenses (including the payment of
>> reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of Recipient's use,
>> modification, reproduction and distribution of the Covered Code or
>> out of any representation or warranty made by Recipient.
Henning> That is a very broad clause: "Recipient will .. indemnify
Henning> .. SGI from, .. any loss ... arising out of Recipient's use
Henning> .. of the Covered Code". That seems to mean that if I use
Henning> the software in a business that competes successfully with
Henning> SGI, they could sue me and demand that I pay up for their
Henning> lost profits. If that's a legal interpretation I'd say this
Henning> is quite nonfree.
This reads to me just as a no warranty clause. If this blows up your
car and sells your children into slavery it's not our problem so don't
bug us yadda yadda yadda.
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