[maemo-developers] SDK license, again

From: pancake pancake at youterm.com
Date: Sun Jul 1 01:51:20 EEST 2007
Freeing the initfs propritary parts will be enought to build a completely
free OS for the Nokia Internet Tablets. The only missing part will be the
bootloader that is not necessary to be frequently updated.

The 365 days looks me like a reverse-engineers protection or a protection
to avoid people having deprecated software on their boxes.

With n770 we have no more firmware updates so we will not be able reinstall
the firmware after a year? The limitation of '5' computers is something like
i'll never understand. (maybe to avoid distributing 'possibily infected' or
'damaged/corrupted' images?

IMHO this is a generic nokia license that tries to protect the plain end
user for flashing buggy software. But the reality is that if you break your
pda by doing it, Nokia will not response you because of this license.

It's about responsability.


On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 00:21:46 +0200
Jiri Benc <jbenc at upir.cz> wrote:

> And when I already introduced myself in such unpleasant way (and am
> recognized as "that annoying guy" from now on), I have nothing to lost ;-)
> Because I read licenses of programs I use and try to avoid infringing them,
> I'm still afraid of the Maemo SDK Nokia binaries license. I already posted
> that to this list, but as nobody bothered to answer, I'll repeat it:
> ---
> 2.1 Subject to and in accordance with Clause 3 of this Agreement, Nokia
> grants the Licensee a license to install and use Licensed Software on the
> local hard disk(s) or other permanent storage media of up to five (5)
> computers and use the Licensed Software on no more than five (5) computers
> or terminals at a time for a period of 365 days from the first
> installation.
> ---
> That means that when I decide I'll install those binaries, I must
> permanently delete them after one year. Without those binaries, using SDK
> is just a pain, I need to test on the real device much more often than I'd
> like to.
> Can I get a contact to someone in Nokia who could give me another license
> which is not hostile to developers? I'd prefer to have a license without
> the sentence "for a period of 365 days from the first installation"; but
> something like e. g. "for a period of 3650 days" could work too if your
> legal department really wants to have for some strange reasons a time limit
> there.
> Thanks.
>  Jiri
> -- 
> Jiri Benc
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