anelok: a bit of USB

EdorFaus edorfaus at xepher.net
Sat Oct 26 20:25:19 EDT 2013


Yikes.

I can't see why anyone in their right mind would accept such a license, 
even for proprietary use. (For open-source it's an obvious non-starter.)

It kind of sounds like they're trying to make sure noone uses their 
implementation... But if that's the case, why even provide it?

-Frode

On 10/27/2013 01:58 AM, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Paul Boddie wrote:
>> It's not "please use freely but only with our stuff", by any chance?
>
> Of course it is.
>
> And, as a novelty twist, paraphrasing, "If you create a derivative
> work, you have to tell us so in writing. And by the way, we get to
> own it, too."
>
> Further descending into madness, they also state, quote "You must
> advise Freescale of any results obtained including any problems or
> suggested improvements thereof."
>
> It goes on with "8. INDEMNITY. You agree to fully defend and indemnify
> Freescale [blah blah blah]"
>
> Then, taking a bold step into surrealism, "You must treat the Software
> as confidential information [...]".
>
> One more gem: accepting the license means you give up fair use:
> "You are not authorized to use any Freescale trademarks, brand
> names, or logos."




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