OT: Mobile Internet Toolkit EULA (was: IsPython really O-O?)

Guido Stepken stepken at little-idiot.de
Mon Nov 12 23:05:48 CET 2001


Thanx lots for checking this out ! Hmmm, that means, that it is forbidden 
to produce (distribute) code, consisting of (L)GPL Software and Microsoft 
OpenSource. One is not allowed to mix code. BSD License + Microsoft Code, 
that's OK !
Any ideas, why ?

regards, Guido Stepken


>Tim Hammerquist wrote:
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>     http://msdn.microsoft.com/Downloads/eula_mit.htm
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> Some interesting excerpts:
> 
> The Restriction:
> [ snip ]
> :     (c) Open Source.  Recipient's license rights to the Software are
> :         conditioned upon Recipient
> :         (i)  not distributing such Software, in whole or in part, in
> :              conjunction with Potentially Viral Software (as defined
> :              below); and
> :         (ii) not using Potentially Viral Software (e.g. tools) to
> :              develop Recipient software which includes the Software,
> :              in whole or in part.
> [ snip ]
> 
> The Definition:
> :   Recipient shall not distribute the Software, in whole or in part,
> :   in conjunction with any Publicly Available Software.
> [ snip ]
> :   Publicly Available Software includes, without limitation, software
> :   licensed or distributed under any of the following licenses or
> :   distribution models, or licenses or distribution models similar to
> :   any of the following:
> :   (A) GNU's General Public License (GPL) or Lesser/Library GPL (LGPL),
> :   (B) The Artistic License (e.g., PERL),
> :   (C) the Mozilla Public License,
> :   (D) the Netscape Public License,
> :   (E) the Sun Community Source License (SCSL), and
> :   (F) the Sun Industry Standards License (SISL).
> [ snip ]
> 
> The rest of the EULA adds more legalspeak, but it doesn't get any more
> lenient.  I believe MS was trying to see how this would go over in the
> community and decided to test it with a pre-release version of software
> in case users raised too much of a fuss.
> 
> Cheers!
> Tim Hammerquist




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