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EULA that's included in OCTGN 3.3 contains clauses which shouldn't appear on open-source software agreements #1826

Wirox opened this issue Jan 25, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jan 25, 2019

You are not permitted to:
Edit, alter, modify, adapt, translate or otherwise change the whole or any part of the Software nor permit the whole or any part of the Software to be combined with or become incorporated in any other software, nor decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Software or attempt to do any such things

Given that everyone has access to OCTGN's source code either way, I don't see a reason why I cannot modify the software directly.

You are not permitted to:
Allow any third party to use the Software on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party

This one has a very broad meaning. As is stands, it means that if I let anyone use OCTGN on my device, for any benefit they might have (be it the joy they get by playing on OCTGN), I'm breaking the EULA.

You are not permitted to:
Use the Software for any purpose that OCTGN considers is a breach of this EULA agreement

This clause is even worse, because anything OCTGN even considers is a breach of this EULA, then it is, in fact, a breach. If anyone gave me such a document to sign, I would be sure this is some kind of a scam.

You are permitted to load the OCTGN software (for example a PC, laptop, mobile or tablet) under your control.

Which means that I'm not given permission to install OCTGN on my friend's computer. Also there's a grammatical error in this sentence. Some preposition (like 'onto') is needed after 'for example'. But there's also this clause:

This EULA agreement is effective from the date you first use the Software

So even if you wanted to leave it as it is, there's a loophole: if I install OCTGN for my friend before even using OCTGN, I'm not breaking the agreement because it's not yet in effect.

@kellyelton kellyelton added the Planned label Feb 3, 2019

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