Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-23 Thread Richard Freeman
Donnie Berkholz wrote: Have you heard of the term contributory infringement? It means you're helping someone else break copyright law. Wouldn't somebody need to distribute the software to be in violation of copyright law? If I in legal and fully-licensed manner install a program on my PC,

Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-22 Thread Donnie Berkholz
On 21:07 Wed 20 Aug , Richard Freeman wrote: Gentoo distributes ebuilds - which are not the property of Adobe and are not derivative works of any of Adobe's software. A user who executes an ebuild might obtain a copy of an Adobe product that Adobe distributes. A user who executes an

Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-22 Thread Jim Ramsay
Good news everyone! This has become a non-issue, at least in the next version of flash player[1]. Thanks again for all your input! [1] http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2008/08/curl_tradeoffs.html -- Jim Ramsay Gentoo Developer (rox/fluxbox/gkrellm) signature.asc Description: PGP signature

Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-21 Thread Sven Vermeulen
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Jim Ramsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2.5.1 You may not modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software except to

[gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-20 Thread Jim Ramsay
IANAL, and I'm sure most of us aren't either, but I would appreciate some opinions on Bug https://bugs.gentoo.org/234542 and whether the binary patch proposed there conflicts with section 2.5.1 of the license agreement from Adobe:

Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-20 Thread Robert Bridge
On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:10:18 -0400 Jim Ramsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: IANAL, but the following line is critical: it is essential to do so in order to achieve operability of the Software with another software program, and you have first requested Adobe to provide the information necessary to

Re: [gentoo-dev] License Interpretation

2008-08-20 Thread Richard Freeman
Jim Ramsay wrote: 2.5.1 You may not modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software... Anyone care to weigh in, lawyer or not? Obviously I'm not