[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] End User Software Agreement

From: Luca Donaggio donaggio at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 21 09:42:28 EEST 2006
2006/4/20, Jerry Keith <device.guy at gmail.com>:
> While downloading the new bin image, I read the end user agreement for
> to this download.
> While IANAL, it seems that this agreement restricts the usage of the
> LGPL and GPL software, which is a violation of both licenses.
> Among other things:
> (End user agreement)
> "You may make one copy of the Software on magnetic media as an archival
> backup copy, provided Your archival backup copy is not installed or
> used on any computer. Any other copies You make of the Software are in
> violation of this Agreement."
> "You may not reverse engineer, reverse compile, disassemble, or
> otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software (except
> to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by law)
> or create derivative works based on the Software."

This may be because of closed source software (i.e. the Opera web browser)
included into the firmware bin image.

Luca Donaggio
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