sendmail X license (fwd)
I've been asked to run this by a larger audience...
They honestly want feedback, so I'll collect any
thoughts/gripes/whathaveyou and send them back.
How do I type "for i in *.dvi do xdvi $i done" in a GUI?
-- Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of interfaces
---------- Forwarded message ----------
After receiving some feedback about the proposed new sendmail
license, we have removed the two "offending" clauses. Attached is
the current version of the license. This license is basically the
same as the one for sendmail 8 with the following changes:
1. Clause 5 has been added.
2. The other main change is the removal of clause 5 from the
sendmail 8 license which has been superseded by clause 2 because
the new sendmail version includes code from more sources than just
the University of California, hence clause 2 has a generic reference
We would like to hear your comments about these changes, i.e.,
whether the new license is as acceptable as the sendmail 8 license.
We are currently not looking for general comments about the license
(we know that many would prefer a simple BSD style license), but
only about the changes compared to the current license.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
SENDMAIL OPEN SOURCE LICENSE
The following license terms and conditions apply to this open source
software ("Software"), unless a different license is obtained directly
from Sendmail, Inc. ("Sendmail") located at 6425 Christie Ave, Fourth
Floor, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA.
Use, modification and redistribution (including distribution of any
modified or derived work) of the Software in source and binary forms is
permitted only if each of the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions of the Software qualify as "freeware" or "open
source software" under one of the following terms:
(a) Redistributions are made at no charge beyond the reasonable
cost of materials and delivery; or
(b) Redistributions are accompanied by a copy of the modified
Source Code (on an acceptable machine-readable medium) or by an
irrevocable offer to provide copy of the modified Source Code
(on an acceptable machine-readable medium) for up to three years
at the cost of materials and delivery. Such redistributions must
allow further use, modification, and redistribution of the Source
Code under substantially the same terms as this license. For
the purposes of redistribution "Source Code" means the complete
human-readable, compilable, linkable, and operational source
code of the redistributed module(s) including all modifications.
2. Redistributions of the Software Source Code must retain the
copyright notices as they appear in each Source Code file, these
license terms and conditions, and the disclaimer/limitation of
liability set forth in paragraph 6 below. Redistributions must also
comply with the copyright notices and/or license terms and conditions
imposed by contributors on embedded code. The contributors' license
terms and conditions and/or copyright notices are contained in the
Source Code distribution.
3. Redistributions of the Software in binary form must reproduce the
Copyright Notice described below, these license terms and conditions,
and the disclaimer/limitation of liability set forth in paragraph
6 below, in the documentation and/or other materials provided with
the binary distribution. For the purposes of binary distribution,
"Copyright Notice" refers to the following language: "Copyright (c)
1998-2004 Sendmail, Inc. All rights reserved."
4. Neither the name, trademark or logo of Sendmail, Inc. (including
without limitation its subsidiaries or affiliates) or its contributors
nor the University of California or its contributors names may be
used to endorse or promote products, or software or services derived
from this Software without specific prior written permission. The
name "sendmail" is a registered trademark and service mark of
5. We reserve the right to cancel this license if you do not comply with
the terms. This license is governed by California law and both of us
agree that for any dispute arising out of or relating to this Software,
that jurisdiction and venue is proper in San Francisco or Alameda
counties. These license terms and conditions reflect the complete
agreement for the license of the Software (which means this supercedes
prior or contemporaneous agreements or representations). If any term
or condition under this license is found to be invalid, the remaining
terms and conditions still apply.
6. Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability: THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY
SENDMAIL AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SENDMAIL
OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA,
OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY
OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE
USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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