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

From: Jerry Keith device.guy at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 21 11:05:50 EEST 2006
On 4/21/06, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at movial.fi> wrote:
> Hi,
> > This may be because of closed source software (i.e. the Opera web
> > browser) included into the firmware bin image.
> And the data files; fonts, graphics, sounds etc.
> Even the Linux desktop Vera font doesn't have (L)GPL licence, nor
> do the new SIL fonts because (L)GPL doesn't apply that well to
> non-source code stuff:
> 	http://www.gnome.org/fonts/
> 	http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=OFL

All fine and dandy, except the agreement makes no provisions for the
differing licenses. The GPL and LGPL gives me explicit legal
permission to copy, distribute and/or modify those libraries and
programs, whether sources or in object code. The agreement is trying
to restrict what I can do with the GPL and LGPL software in this
compressed image, which is a breach of those licenses.

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