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Re: Help with SPIN License

See what I mean?  I hadn't even nocticed the modifications-re-release
and termination clauses.

I'll try to send them a note asking about converting to a real license,
but I think I'll pass on the package for now.  Thanks for the comments!

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
 >Scripsit mcguire@cs.utexas.edu
 >> 4.0 MODIFICATIONS.  You agree to provide the Original Contributor, at
 >> its request, with a copy of t he complete Source Code version, Object
 >> Code version and related documentation for Modifica tions created or
 >> contributed to by You.
 >Debian-legal usually views such clauses as non-free.
 >> Original Contributor and/or other Contributors shall have
 >> unrestricted, n onexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free
 >> rights, to use, reproduce, modify, display, perform, sublicense an d
 >> distribute Your Modifications, and to grant third parties the right
 >> to do so, including without limitation as a part of or with the Licensed
 >> Software;
 >And this is even worse - upstream wants the right to re-release my
 >modifications as proprietary code.
 >> 6.0  TERMINATION 6.1 The licenses and rights granted under this Agreement
 >> shall terminate automatica lly if (i) You fail to comply with all of
 >> the terms and conditions herein; or (ii) You initiate or participat e
 >> in any intellectual property action against Original Contributor and/or
 >> another Contributor.
 >Argh. A termination clause that triggers by any legal action that
 >relates to intellectual property.
 >> 11.0 LICENSE VERSIONS.  LUCENT, at its sole discretion, may from time to
 >> time publish a revised and/or new version of this Agreement (each such
 >> revised or new version shall carry a disti nguishing version number)
 >> which shall govern  all copies of Licensed Software downloaded after
 >> the posting of s uch revised or new version of this Agreement.
 >This is badly worded. Would it cover copies that are downloaded from,
 >say, a Debian mirror after Lucent decides to revoke the license?

Tommy McGuire

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