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Re: [ralph.roth@hp.com: RE: Including cfg2html in Debian]

Scripsit Micah Anderson <micah@riseup.net>

> There is of course the possibility that the EULA is too "draconian" to
> even go into non-free, that I don't know so I ask you folks. The EULA
> has been posted to:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-wnpp/2005/01/msg00086.html

It is OK for non-free.

Parts of section 2 appear to contradict section 1:

| 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights:
| Installation and Use. You may install and use an unlimited number of
| copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
| Reproduction and Distribution. You may reproduce and distribute an
| unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT; provided that each
| copy shall be a true and complete copy,

[cut to second paragraph of section 2]

| Separation of Components. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as a single
| product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than
| one computer.

but I don't think that is a showstopper for non-free. 

I get a distinct feeling that the author of this license is trying to
do the Right Thing, but is confused and/or misguided. We would be
happy to provide assistance in finding or drafting a free license that
satisfies the upstream author, if you need it.

BTW, I don't understand the sentence

| Copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT may be distributed as a scandalize
| product or included with your own product as long as the SOFTWARE
| PRODUCT is not sold or included in a product or package that intends
| to receive benefits through the inclusion of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

"Scandalize" is almost certainly a mistranslation of some German
original meaning something else, but I'm not sure which.

Henning Makholm               "... not one has been remembered from the time
                         when the author studied freshman physics. Quite the
            contrary: he merely remembers that such and such is true, and to
          explain it he invents a demonstration at the moment it is needed."

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