Re: libkrb53 - odd license term
On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 04:15:35PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> WARNING: Retrieving the OpenVision Kerberos Administration system
> source code, as described below, indicates your acceptance of the
> following terms. If you do not agree to the following terms, do not
> retrieve the OpenVision Kerberos administration system.
As you say, this seems shady at best, especially if (as in Debian's case)
users don't have a chance to see this before they "retrieve" the software.
> OpenVision retains all copyrights in the donated Source Code. OpenVision
> also retains copyright to derivative works of the Source Code, whether
> created by OpenVision or by a third party. The OpenVision copyright
> notice must be preserved if derivative works are made based on the
> donated Source Code.
This is just downright pilferous. No way in hell it's Free. The first and
last sentences are all right, it's just that middle one where it lays claim
to anything you do. Kind of a pre-emptive copyright assignment thing...