OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Mar 14 21:16:14 UTC 2002

Emiliano writes:
 > A: accepts license, tells B:
 > 1. download tarball
 > 2. do "tr a-mn-z n-za-m <tarball.tar.gz | tar xpf -"
 > Has A violated the license? That would seem weird, because it pertains
 > clear written instructions (even if those instructions are in fact a
 > shell script). And since B didn't agree to anything, he isn't bound by
 > the 'click-wrap' license.

The dragon attacks:

Ask your lawyer to include terms in the license that prohibit
disclosure of the unpacking method.  The license will also have to
prohibit distribution of the enclosed tarball.

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