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Re: License conditions Re: aDesigner - was Re: Bobby - a bad tool

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:20:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
cc: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0410280919260.6538@smart.net>

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

another piece of bloated software that will only run on expensive
proprietary software and equipment,

gotta use ONLY windoze 2000 or XP and IE 6

what about the rest of the world....???

Bob

>
> I read the license. As I understand it, I am allowed to use this for a
> maximum of 90 days from the time I install it (which is where I agree to
> the license), and only for testing it, not for any actual usage. In
> fulfilling the license I am also required to keep a record of when I have
> copied it.
>
> Furthermore, if IBM releases some commercial product based on this, my
> right to use it expires immediately, and I have to buy the comercial
> product.
>
> At the end of either 90 days or the release of commercial product by IBM I
> have ten days to remove this from my system.
>
> Then there are a set of conditions that apply according to the country I
> was in when I downloaded the software. In general they specify particular
> courts where we agree to handle any legal dispute over the software or
> license, and occasionally they add notes pointing out that the general
> conditions of teh warranty are not valid in some jurisdictions.
>
> Since I only intend to evaluate the thing, this seems fine. But anyone
> who, for example, wanted their university web designers to use it in order
> to produce more accessible production content, would be in violation of
> the license, and liable for damages (likely to be the cost of any
> comercial version or commercial license).
>
> Does this sound right, or did I miss something?
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
>

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