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

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 14:31:57 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B90113BEA3@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

So, to sum it up: look, but don't touch, and even if you like what you see
there's still no guarantee that we'll ever release it as a commercial product.

Nice.

Patrick

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@sidar.org]
> Sent: 28 October 2004 12:03
> To: Phill Jenkins
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: License conditions Re: aDesigner - was Re: Bobby - a bad tool
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> -- 
> Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
>                  http://www.sidar.org
> 
> <quote who="Phill Jenkins">
> > I won't comment on the other tools, but I do need to let 
> you all know
> > about a new kind of a tool from IBM alphaWorks called 
> aDesigner.  It does
> > things no other tools do.  It simulates barriers 
> experienced by people who
> > have disabilities so that Web designers can ensure that 
> their pages are
> > accessible and usable.
> >
> > It is available for evaluation from
> > http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/adesigner
> >
> > Besides the IBM alphaWorks forum discussions, Jim Thatcher 
> has posted the
> > only other opinion about it that I know of.
> >  http://www.jimthatcher.com/news.htm
> >
> > btw, although Jim says: "It's free", please read the 
> alphaWorks license
> > which let's you evaluate it, not deploy it into production.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Phill Jenkins
> > IBM Worldwide Accessibility Center
> > http://www.ibm.com/able
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 
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