Ion3 removal (Re: Ion3 license violation)
pauls at utdallas.edu
Thu Dec 13 08:41:19 PST 2007
--On Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:17:16 +0000 Tuomo Valkonen
<tuomov at iki.fi> wrote:
> On 2007-12-13, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 08:30:06AM +0000, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
>>> The copyright holder reserves the right to refine the definition of
>>> significant changes on a per-case basis.
>> In other words, a moving target -- which implies, to me, that to be
>> legally in the clear, that we would first have to vet every possible
>> change or modification, including patches.
> Notice the "a priori": it means you're allowed to do that without legal
> threat until further notice to the contrary.
Geez, IANAL, nor do I have a dog in this fight, but if *you* can't see that
the underlined phrase places the object of the clause in constant and
persistent legal jeopardy, then perhaps *you* need to hire a lawyer.
Let me see if I can boil this down to simple English.
The license is what is is, unless and until I say it's not. Therefore, you
can use it, for now, but you need to pay close attention because I might
change it at some point in the future and *then* you will be liable.
<sarcasm>Yeah, I'm going to sign up for that one.</sarcasm>
While watching this thread, I at first thought the decision to remove your
software was a bit arbitrary. You have convinced me otherwise.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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