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  • From: "Ashvil" <ashvil@i3connect.net>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 13:35:53 -0700

James Fowler wrote
> Aside from the fact that their lawyers apparently can't even spell
> restriction, I find it odd that a product with a
> programmatic APIs grants no
> rights to build anything using said APIs, and in fact
> specifically says you
> cannot "prepare derivative works".  Does this mean that
> there is no legal
> way to develop anything using the product?

I think this is a case of a small company which has copied some
commercial license and I doubt that any lawyers were involved or
harmed in any way when drafting the license ;-)

> derivative works, is not a "free" product.  Hopefully, this
> was just an
> unintentional oversight on On-Display's part, which will be
> rectified soon -
> either by changing their license or by ceasing to
> misrepresent this as a
> "free" product.

I hope they do too.


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