Open Source Click-Wrap Notice

Lawrence E. Rosen lrosen at
Sun Aug 11 15:26:32 UTC 2002

> Er, I agree. :-).  But, as an open source author, does the 
> limitation of 
> liability protect me?  The contract that the end user clicked 
> is between the 
> distributor and the end user; does it protect the original 
> developer, who is 
> a third-party?  (Or is the distributor is seen as an agent, 
> facilitating a 
> contract on behalf of each developer?)

If the license is between you and the user (e.g., not sublicenseable),
then yes.  Please note that the "contract" is the original license, not
the click-wrap notice.  The notice merely informs the licensee of the
existence of the contracts and gets him/her to agree to *the licenses*.

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