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Re: Is the MSR-EULA license free?

On 2009-06-16, Miriam Ruiz <little.miry@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/16 Martin Quinson <martin.quinson@loria.fr>:
>> Hello,
>> I am considering packaging the TLA software suite, which is available
>> from
>> http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/tla/tools.html
>> I am however not sure about the license (in attachement). It seems quite
>> non-free to me, but I may be wrong, so I'm asking for your advice on
>> this.
> The code licensed as the "1)" part of the license is only allowed for
> "research, teaching purposes, or internal use", isn't it?

I agree that this is a non-free clause.

> There is also the part "That you will not use the Software in a live
> operating environment where it may be relied upon to perform in the
> same manner as a commercially released product, or with data that has
> not been sufficiently backed up."

I read this as a "don't blame us if it eats your puppy" clause, which I
think is fully acceptable.


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