Re: RFS: tvbrowser -- TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide
On 8/6/05, Bastian Venthur <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2) The gifs are free!
Unfortunately not. :-( Try actually downloading the graphics from that
site using the link provided, and you're forced to accept the
following license agreement:
SUN IS WILLING TO MAKE THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE GRAPHICS ARTWORK
AVAILABLE TO YOU ONLY UPON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE
TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS LICENSE. PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF THIS LICENSE CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING "ACCEPT" AND DOWNLOADING THE
SOFTWARE GRAPHICS ARTWORK, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, SELECT THE "DO
NOT ACCEPT" BUTTON AT THE END OF THIS LICENSE.
Copyright 2000 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sun grants you ("Licensee") a non-exclusive, royalty free, license to
use, and redistribute this software graphics artwork, as individual
graphics or as a collection, as part of software code or programs that
you develop, provided that i) this copyright notice and license
accompany the software graphics artwork; and ii) you do not utilize
the software graphics artwork in a manner which is disparaging to Sun.
Unless enforcement is prohibited by applicable law, you may not modify
the graphics, and must use them true to color and unmodified in every
This software graphics artwork is provided "AS IS," without a warranty
of any kind. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. SUN
AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY
LICENSEE AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE
IN NO EVENT WILL SUN OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST REVENUE,
PROFIT OR DATA, OR FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE
THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE
SOFTWARE GRAPHICS ARTWORK, EVEN IF SUN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any of the above provisions are held to be in violation of
applicable law, void, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such
provisions are waived to the extent necessary for this Disclaimer to
be otherwise enforceable in such jurisdiction.
This license is obviously non-free as it expressly prohibits creating
or distributing modified versions. I also suspect that the prohibition
on using the graphics "in a manner which is disparaging to Sun" fails
But hey, it's still an improvement - beforehand, we didn't even have
permission to distribute the graphics *at all*. Now at least they're
suitable for non-free.