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Re: [TSVN] New License in RTF

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-16 12:20:14 CEST

Peter Mounce wrote:
> Stefan Küng (TSVN project lead) wrote:
>
>> On 8/16/05, Simon Large <simon@skirridsystems.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> Maybe the safest course is to supply all the license files that we are
>>> required to as part of the distribution, and display a short and sweet
>>> eula which points to the license files and the various source
>>> distributions. Even if no-one ever reads the eula, it is not doing
>>> anything at all for us in its present form.
>>
>>
>>
>> That might be a good idea. License files don't take much space so
>> including them in the installer won't be a problem.
>> Also I noticed that some users really miss it if the installer doesn't
>> show a license file and you have to click on "I accept" - honestly,
>> I've seen users almost scared because a program started the
>> installation process without having them accepted something first.
>> ;)
>
>
> We have to display the license file(s) in the installer. Else we're
> saying "hey, by clicking I Agree, you're agreeing to these licenses that
> you can't read until you've installed, and you can't do that without
> clicking that you agree!"...

The greater part of each license file is taken up referring to
copyright, modifying the code and redistribution, rather than actually
installing and using it. The bit they really need to agree to before
using is the disclaimer, which we could reproduce in our own eula.

Simon

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