A practical example of a click-wrap license

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Mon Aug 5 20:23:48 UTC 2002

Where there are talented hackers there will be a way to implement it
correctly and at least one way to defeat it.  We lawyers merely do our
best to get our clients to do things correctly.  /Larry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan at reutershealth.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 12:46 PM
> To: lrosen at rosenlaw.com
> Cc: 'Bruce Perens'; 'John Cowan'; 
> license-discuss at opensource.org; 'Brian Behlendorf'
> Subject: Re: A practical example of a click-wrap license
> Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:
> > You've made an excellent suggestion.  Here's a possible 
> wording of a 
> > distribution click-wrap notice.  I do not consider this wording 
> > authoritative or final and I encourage suggestions:
> Now, however, two versions of the program must exist: one 
> that demands 
> confirmation on installation, one that exists as part of a 
> distribution and doesn't.  The effort to make sure that the 
> clickless version of the program doesn't leak out is going to 
> be substantial.  In addition, distribution via tarball is 
> going to become impossible (when do you demand the 
> confirmation) despite the way that it is still the primary 
> method of distributing source code.
> -- 
> John Cowan                                
> <jcowan at reutershealth.com>     
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