Josef “Jeff” Sipek

Licenses can be amusing

So, I had to install Sun’s Java, and my eyes noticed the following text in the license agreement (I bolded the amusing section):

3. RESTRICTIONS. Software is confidential and copyrighted.
Title to Software and all associated intellectual property
rights is retained by Sun and/or its licensors. Unless
enforcement is prohibited by applicable law, you may not
modify, decompile, or reverse engineer Software. You
acknowledge that Licensed Software is not designed or
intended for use in the design, construction, operation or
maintenance of any nuclear facility. Sun Microsystems, Inc.
disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for
such uses. No right, title or interest in or to any
trademark, service mark, logo or trade name of Sun or its
licensors is granted under this Agreement. Additional
restrictions for developers and/or publishers licenses are
set forth in the Supplemental License Terms.

I understand that Sun is just trying to cover all possible mega-misuses, and I think it is amusing that they felt the need to put that into the license.


Atom feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Powered by blahgd