Open Source Click-Wrap Notice

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at
Sat Aug 10 13:56:40 UTC 2002

Your answer added nothing to the discussion.  Please give some legal
argument why a single click-wrap won't bind the licensee to all relevant
licenses.  Quoting from my words is not a reason.  If you think
different words would work better, please suggest them.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mahesh T Pai [mailto:paivakil at] 
> Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 6:13 AM
> To: license-discuss at
> Subject: Re: Open Source Click-Wrap Notice
>  Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:
> >>Mahesh T. Pai wrote:
> >>Here, we are presented with a case where one click is intended to 
> >>indicate assent to license A, B, C, D, E, .... (ad 
> infinitum; minimum 
> >>800 as in a linux distro). No, the click wrap notice will 
> not hold in 
> >>a court of law.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Want to bet?  Whose money are you betting with?
> >
> >/Larry
> >
> I will quote from the suggested Open Source Click Wrap Notice:-
> a) "(Y)our acceptance of the software programs included on 
> this distribution under the terms and conditions of the 
> licenses applicable to each of them."
> b) "You understand and agree
> that the installation, use, copying, modification, and 
> distribution of this software may be prohibited by law unless 
> you agree to the applicable licenses."
> c) "You acknowledge that some or all of this software..."
> d) "The name of each software program on this distribution 
> and its applicable license is listed on the file LICENSE.TXT 
> included with this distribution[, which you can read by 
> clicking on "REVIEW THE LICENSES" below]."
> The issue is not whether a click wrap license will be binding 
> or not, (it is) but whether the Open Source Click Wrap Notice 
> will bind the user to the several
> *other* licenses applicable to each package. (it will not).
> Mahesh T Pai.
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