Re: Intel modem driver licence
"Marcus Better" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
IANAL, but based on the theory that licences are contracts the following
logic seems to work.
3. When downloading the driver from
(which by the way is not the only way to do it), one needs to accept a
click-through licence agreement, which is different from the licence in
the tarball, and which seems to prohibit distribution in any form. So
which one applies?
When you click agree you agree to the terms on the website. However the
Licence file indicates that you must agree to it before using the software.
Now just conciously agree to the licence in the Licence file. The new
contract superceeds the old contract, so you may now use it under the terms
of the new contract (the Licence file).
But yuck! Intel should fix their website, or even better, just fully open
source the driver. As the consumer buys the modem rather than the software,
there is no good reason to keep the software partially closed source. The
software is not what makes money for Intel.