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Re: MS declaration of war



Please translate ...................

Warren Melnick wrote:
> 
> While this is slightly off topic, it will be of interest to enough people
> here to be worth the post (certainly more so than my mustang owners thread!)
> 
> This is from Microsoft's new EULA for the Mobile Internet SDK.  I call it an
> open declaration of war, and in fact i am considering whether i want to
> remain employed at a company that uses microsoft products in any way after
> this:
> 
> --------------------
>         "(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. For
> purposes of the foregoing, "Potentially Viral Software" means software which
> is licensed pursuant to terms that: (x) create, or purport to create,
> obligations for Microsoft with respect to the Software or (y) grant, or
> purport to grant, to any third party any rights to or immunities under
> Microsoft's intellectual property or proprietary rights in the Software.
>         By way of example but not limitation of the foregoing, Recipient
> shall not distribute the Software, in whole or in part, in conjunction with
> any Publicly Available Software.
>         "Publicly Available Software" means each of (i) any software that
> contains, or is derived in any manner (in whole or in part) from, any
> software that is distributed as free software, open source software (e.g.
> Linux) or similar licensing or distribution models; and (ii) any software
> that requires as a condition of use, modification and/or distribution of
> such software that other software distributed with such software (A) be
> disclosed or distributed in source code form; (B) be licensed for the
> purpose of making derivative works; or (C) be redistributable at no charge.
> 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)."
> 
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