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  Software license - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software.
If the software license is between the software owner (licensor or producer) and a business or government entity, it should be regarded as a specialized form of contract with many terms (clauses) unique to the license and the nature of the software being licensed.
However, a growing number of such licenses are using a loophole in 117 that exploits a distinction between the "owner" of a copy and one who merely "possesses" a copy by purporting to create a rental agreement in which the publisher of the software retains ownership of the medium on which the software is shipped.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Software_license   (1053 words)

  
 Free software licenses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free software is software which grants recipients the freedom to modify and redistribute the software.
Put another way, a free software license is a license which grants permissions to the recipient to remove any ownership issues which would otherwise prevent the software from being free software.
The list distinguishes between free software licenses that are compatible or incompatible with the FSF license of choice, the GNU General Public License, which is a copyleft license.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Free_software_license   (844 words)

  
 Software license - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A software license is a type of proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the user.
Software licenses are primarily written to deal with issues of copyright law and product liability law.
Software licenses generally fall into two categories, proprietary software licenses and free software licenses, depending on the purpose of the license.
www.chicagoridge.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Software_license   (1011 words)

  
 The Free Software Definition - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
It is also acceptable for the license to require that, if you have distributed a modified version and a previous developer asks for a copy of it, you must send one, or that you identify yourself on your modifications.
Software developers do not have the power to eliminate or override these restrictions, but what they can and must do is refuse to impose them as conditions of use of the program.
To decide whether a specific software license qualifies as a free software license, we judge it based on these criteria to determine whether it fits their spirit as well as the precise words.
www.gnu.org /philosophy/free-sw.html   (1471 words)

  
 Open Source Initiative OSI - The Open Software License 2.1:Licensing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As an express condition for the grants of license hereunder, You agree that any External Deployment by You of a Derivative Work shall be deemed a distribution and shall be licensed to all under the terms of this License, as prescribed in section 1(c) herein.
This License shall terminate automatically and You may no longer exercise any of the rights granted to You by this License as of the date You commence an action, including a cross-claim or counterclaim, against Licensor or any licensee alleging that the Original Work infringes a patent.
Any action or suit relating to this License may be brought only in the courts of a jurisdiction wherein the Licensor resides or in which Licensor conducts its primary business, and under the laws of that jurisdiction excluding its conflict-of-law provisions.
www.opensource.org /licenses/osl-2.1.php   (1213 words)

  
 Software License Agreement
This warranty does not apply if the software (a) has been altered, except by Cisco, (b) has not been installed, operated, repaired, or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Cisco, (c) has been subjected to abnormal physical or electrical stress, misuse, negligence, or accident, or (d) is used in ultrahazardous activities.
Software, including technical data, is subject to U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Act and its associated regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries.
This License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, as if performed wholly within the state and without giving effect to the principles of conflict of law.
www.cisco.com /public/sw-license-agreement.html   (1040 words)

  
 Apache License, Version 2.0 - The Apache Software Foundation
"License" shall mean the terms and conditions for use, reproduction, and distribution as defined by Sections 1 through 9 of this document.
For the purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.
This License does not grant permission to use the trade names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor, except as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the origin of the Work and reproducing the content of the NOTICE file.
www.apache.org /licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html   (998 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Software license
Software licenses tend to work in conjunction with software source code escrow agreements.
the software." However, a growing number of such licenses are using a loophole in 117 that exploits a distinction between the "owner" of a copy and one who merely "possesses" a copy by creating a rental agreement in which the publisher of the software retains ownership of the medium on which the software is shipped.
Most courts that have addressed the validity of the shrinkwrap license have found them to be invalid, characterizing them as contracts of adhesion, unconscionable, and/or unacceptable pursuant to the U.C.C. Step-Saver (939 F.2d 91)—see, for instance, Vault Corp. v.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Software_license   (1044 words)

  
 Software Licensing
Software licensing exempts software publishers from all liability under consumer protection law.
This licensing thing is a costly mess, but there is an alternative, a way out, and it is practical for a great many businesses.
Other software companies now contribute to the BSA for their own protection (early BSA raids tended to leave behind an "all Microsoft" shop regardless of who's software was originally infringed), but it operates essentially as Microsoft's private police force.
www.aaxnet.com /topics/slicense.html   (1997 words)

  
 Boost Software License Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Boost Software License specifies the terms and conditions of use for those Boost libraries that it covers.
For instance, many of the [original] licenses for the libraries available on boost.org do not disclaim the warranty of title, meaning that the authors could, arguably, be sued by a user if the code infringes the rights of a third party and the user is sued by that third party.
This license grants all rights under the owner's copyrights (as well as an implied patent license), disclaims all liability for use of the code (including intellectual property infringement liability), and requires that all subsequent copies of the code [except machine-executable object code], including partial copies and derivative works, include the license.
www.boost.org /more/license_info.html   (1365 words)

  
 FSF - GNU General Public License
If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.
Many people have made generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
www.fsf.org /licensing/licenses/gpl.html   (2685 words)

  
 Software License
The SOFTWARE is not sold, and instead is only licensed for use, strictly in accordance with this document.
Notwithstanding the foregoing terms of Section 2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use on the Linux or FreeBSD operating systems, or other operating systems derived from the source code to these operating systems, may be copied and redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof are not modified in any way (except for unzipping of compressed files).
This LICENSE is the final, complete and exclusive agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements relating to such subject matter, whether oral or written.
www.nvidia.com /object/nv_swlicense.html   (739 words)

  
 Dell's Software License Policy: Dude, you're getting screwed.
To comply with the terms and conditions of the software license agreements, you must consider any CD or diskette set of Dell-installed software as BACKUP copies of the software installed on your computer's hard-disk drive.
All software is provided subject to the license agreement that is part of the package.
I ignore the mistake, and explain that licensing agreements are long, long documents that say much more than that, and that anyway, the screen says that I have to have *read* it.
www.cypherpunks.ca /dell.html   (1278 words)

  
 Apache Ant - License
For the purposes of this definition, * "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the * direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or * otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the * outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.
This License does not grant permission to use the trade * names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor, * except as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the * origin of the Work and reproducing the content of the NOTICE file.
Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache", nor may * "Apache" appear in their name, without prior written permission of the * Apache Software Foundation.
ant.apache.org /license.html   (1256 words)

  
 UBB.classic - License Agreement
Except for the limited license granted to You, Groupee reserves all right, title and interest to the Software and all associated icons and graphics, as well as the Groupee™ and UBB logos and trademarks (collectively, "Groupee Marks").
Any term of this License may be amended and the observance of any term may be waived only with the written consent of the parties.
This License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the STATE OF WASHINGTON without regard to its conflict of law rules.
www.ubbcentral.com /terms.php?product=UBB.classic   (1712 words)

  
 Free Solaris Binary License Program
License is now included with the download or the media kit.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Sun grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use the Software for the sole purpose of evaluation only for ninety (90) days after the date Sun delivers the Software to you ("Evaluation Period").
To get your permanent license, all you have to do is go to the Download Center and register your systems.
www.sun.com /software/solaris/binaries_program.xml   (302 words)

  
 Software license at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A software license is a type of proprietary or gratiuitious license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the user.
Software licenses generally fall into two categories, proprietary software licenses and free software licenses, depending on whether or not the user may modify and redistribute the software.
Assuming that publishers follow the correct procedures (such as giving the user the right to return the software for a refund), EULA licenses are generally enforceable.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Software_license.html   (535 words)

  
 Software License Agreement - Lavasoft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This License constitutes the entire agreement concerning the Software between you and Lavasoft AB and it supersedes any prior proposal or representation.
The term "Software" includes, and these terms and conditions also apply to, any updates, modifications and upgrades to the Software that you may receive from time to time.
This License permits you, as purchaser of the Software, to use one copy of the Software solely for your use on one computer per purchased copy of the software, or, for users of Windows® Terminal Server ("WTS"), solely for use by users covered under the WTS License.
www.lavasoft.de /agreement.shtml   (943 words)

  
 OpenMap(tm) Software License Agreement
OpenMap Software License Agreement ---------------------------------- This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions under which the software known as OpenMap(tm) will be licensed by BBN Technologies ("BBN") to you ("Licensee"), and by which Derivative Works (as hereafter defined) of OpenMap will be licensed by you to BBN.
BBN hereby grants to Licensee a royalty free, worldwide right and license to use, copy, distribute and make Derivative Works of OpenMap, and sublicensing rights of any of the foregoing in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, provided that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated disclaimers.
The data and images supplied as input to or produced as output from the Software do not automatically fall under the copyright of this Software, but belong to whomever generated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this Software.
openmap.bbn.com /license.html   (852 words)

  
 Software License
LS warrants the diskettes on which the Software and fonts are recorded to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of purchase on the receipt.
This License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Washington.
This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Software, the related documentation and fonts, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.
www.linguistsoftware.com /softlic.htm   (1190 words)

  
 DCMI Software License
This non-exclusive license (with respect to the grant from a particular Contributor) automatically terminates for any entity that initiates legal action for intellectual property infringement against such Contributor as of the initiation of such action.
Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
dublincore.org /about/software   (981 words)

  
 FSF - The Free Software Foundation
Read more about free software in our essays section, in the philosophy section of gnu.org, and in the pages of the independently published Free Software Magazine.
This project will bring together organizations, software developers, and software users from around the globe during 2006, in an effort to update the world's most popular free software license.
Today the GNU GPL is the most widely used Free Software license, and as its author, the FSF works to help the wider community use and comprehend it.
www.fsf.org   (606 words)

  
 InetFormFiller - условия лицензирования
The registered THE SOFTWARE may not be rented or leased, but may be permanently transferred, if the person receiving it agrees to terms of this license.
You may not use, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program, or any subset of the licensed program, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
The program that is licensed to you is absolutely legal and you can use it provided that you are the legal owner of all files or data you are going to recover through the use of our software or have permission from the legitimate owner to perform these acts.
www.inetformfiller.com /site/en/legal/license.php   (740 words)

  
 Solaris Operating System - Software License Agreement
However if the Sun docum entation accompanying Software lists specific portions of Software, such as header files, class libraries, reference source code, and/or redistributable files, that may be handled differently, you may do so only as provided in the Sun documentation.
(j) Software is not designed, licensed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility and Sun and its licensors disclaim any express or implied warranty of fitness for such uses.
All Software, documents, technical data, and any other materials delivered under this Agreement are subject to U.S. export control laws a nd may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries.
www.sun.com /software/solaris/licensing/sla.xml   (1676 words)

  
 K2 KeyAuditor/KeyServer software auditing license management
K2 is an integrated software asset management suite for automated software auditing and license management (usage monitoring and compliance).
K2's extensive software auditing, management and reporting capabilities are built upon the rock-solid foundation of KeyServer's 14-year history of reliability and compatibility.
IT departments are struggling with the daunting task of auditing their installed base of software applications and developing action plans for software asset management and license compliance.
www.sassafras.com   (681 words)

  
 Open Source Initiative OSI - Apache Software License:Licensing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache", nor may "Apache" appear in their name, without prior written permission of the Apache Software Foundation.
This software consists of voluntary contributions made by many individuals on behalf of the Apache Software Foundation.
Portions of this software are based upon public domain software originally written at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
www.opensource.org /licenses/apachepl.php   (324 words)

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