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Re: License review for new itext version



Alan Cox writes:
 > On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 10:07:10PM +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
 > > > I want to know, it this ok for Fedora. But I assume, that the last term
 > > > about usage this
 > > > file for nuclear weapons may be a blocker.
 > > 
 > > Not wishing to be pedantic, but "nuclear facility" does not
 > > necessarily imply "nuclear weapons".
 > 
 > And nuclear weapons people don't need to ask permission 8)
 > 
 > The clause says 
 > 
 > "You acknowledge that Software is not designed,licensed or intended for use in
 > the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility."

It says it isn't licensed: if there is no license is it not a breach
of copyright to use the software?

 > "ii) Licensee does not utilize the software in a manner which is
 > disparaging to Sun Microsystems."
 > 
 > This is incompatible with open source. (As indeed would be one
 > which forbid its use disparaging to Fedora).

Indeed.  It's a silly clause anyway; how on earth could it be
enforced?

Andrew.

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