Re: click-through EULA vs DFSG
On Sat, Nov 02, 2002 at 06:14:01PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 12:00:34PM +1300, Nick Phillips wrote:
> > > IF THIS SOFTWARE WAS DOWNLOADED FROM A LOCATION OTHER THAN THIS WEBSITE
> > > AND THROUGH THE STANDARD DOWNLOAD URL OR WAS DOWNLOADED USING A METHOD TO
> > > AVOID ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT NO RIGHTS SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE USER.
> > Disagree. The above states that if their purpose in obtaining it elsewhere
> > was to avoid agreeing to the license, then they have no rights. It's
> > pointless, yes, but...
> What about that part? It sounds like they want it to be unredistributable,
> which is clearly both DFSG-unfree and contradicting the GPL.
Oops. Misparsed it. I would still *guess* that their intention is to provide
a mechanism to force users to have agreed to their terms (the "no warranty"
in particular) before being allowed to use it, but they're clearly going about
it all wrong.
I suggest we start with the Soft Cushions...
Nick Phillips -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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