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

From: Dave Neuer dave.neuer at pobox.com
Date: Tue May 2 21:28:27 EEST 2006
On 5/2/06, Dave Neuer <dave.neuer at pobox.com> wrote:
> On 4/21/06, Jerry Keith <device.guy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> Sure it does; the "mere aggregation clause." Your rights with regard
> to the bin image are different than your rights with regard to the
> entire "work" (the compilation that the bin image represents).

Ugh. I meant your rights WRT the _components_ of the bin image are
different than your rights WRT the whole.


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