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SubjectRe: Monta Vista software license terms
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On Thu, 06 Feb 2003 14:37:26 GMT, Alan Cox said:
> On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 09:12, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > Jeff,
> >
> > Since you have not signed their contract for product, you have no idea if
> > there are restrictions. Nor do I.
> >
> > Remember "Contract Law" may restrict what their customers can do.
>
> But not to the GPL code part of it

Although a US court recently held a "thou shalt not badmouth our product"
clause in a contract illegal, I don't see where the GPL prohibits a contract
that contains a clause "the recipient agrees not to engage in actions
A, B, or C" where C is "distribute the code".

The GPL prohibits such a restriction *IN THE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE*. It
doesn't say squat about whether I agree to some restriction in some OTHER
agreement.
--
Valdis Kletnieks
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
Virginia Tech

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