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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:13:33 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <33447.>
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

OK, this is the good news that was not at all clear in the process of
getting the software and reading the license. Thanks for clarifying it.

I don't know how long it would take, but it might be nice to provide the
feedback that the license, or even better the download procedure, should
clarify how to do this.

(It might be interesting feedback to note that unless the license is
presented in font at least 10pt it is not valid in Australia anyway. I'm
not sure what the font-size setting is in general, but when I downloaded
it I got something more like 7 point).



Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org

<quote who="Phill Jenkins">
> Chaals said:
>> 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
>> commercial version or commercial license).
> Well, you described the limits of the license pretty well, but you're
> missing the point of alphaWorks.

(Actually I think I understand and like the point of alphaworks - this is
about the license, as noted in the subject :-)

> The university is not in violation just for "wanting" to use it, they just
> need to ask IBM for that purpose.  If you or anyone else wants to get 100
> copies of aDesigner to use in your university, just send me an e-mail
> asking that.  The alphaWorks license doesn't prevent you from asking - in
> fact this license discussion will be healthy if we all come away with a
> better understanding of the process.  Just ask and we'll see what IBM can
> do.
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