Re: SGI Free SW license 1.1 compatability with Xfree86 style license
>>>>> On 05 Jul 2000 16:05:56 +0200, Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Henning> Scripsit James LewisMoss <email@example.com>
>> On 30 Jun 2000 18:49:01 +0200, Henning Makholm
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
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.
Henning> That is probably the intent of it. However, can you refuse
Henning> that my reading is one of the cases the language actually
Actually yes. It looks like a standard no warranty clause. It uses
big words and could have been clearer by just saying NO WARRANTY, but
I don't see your reading in it.
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