Re: Conflicting license for Adeona?
"Arnoud Engelfriet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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Ben Finney wrote:
I don't think "is intended for [use Foo, Bar, Baz] only" is a
restriction upon the recipient. It states the *intent*, but isn't
phrased as a condition or restriction on what the recipient actually
I agree. My reading is that this is a warning of some kind. If you use
this for commercial purposes, it's at your own risk. Something like that.
I'm not sure though. The listing of an e-mail adress for licensing
information in the "TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE" section
makes it sound like they think usage is a licenseable right independent of
the other rights. In that case, they may belive that uses other than the
intended uses are forbidden by default, and a license is nessisary for those
It is rather common for Universities' legal departments to have unusual
theories about copyright law. Some universities belive that they have the
rights to all work created by any of its students, even those not in any
employment relationship with the University, and despite the lack of such
terms in any contracts the students have signed. I'm pretty sure that is a
near laughable belief, but some universities do belive that. As such, I
would recommend cation when dealing with software from a univeristy.
So recieving a clarification would be quite desirable.
DISCALIMER: IANAL, IANADD
However, I do agree that they may just be trying to warn that the program
was not designed with certain uses in mind (such as law enforcement use)
and thus might be unsuitable for such purposes.