Subject: Re: what happened to the lm75(?) driver?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 09/13/1999 10:57:07
>> [...] his desire to see his name advertised [...]
> I really must object to that phrase. I am explicitly requesting that
> my name *not* be used in advertising!
I've often wondered about the apparent conflict between those two
clauses in such licenses. Some, like yours, specifically exempt from
one clause uses necessary to satisfy the other:
* 3. The following acknowledgement must appear in printed documentation
* accompanying a physical distribution of a collective work including
* this software, and must appear in an ASCII file accompanying an
* electronic distribution of a collective work including this software:
* This product includes software developed by Greg A. Woods.
* 4. The name of the author may NOT be used to endorse or promote
* products derived from this software without specific prior written
* permission. The use of the author's name strictly to meet the
* requirements of the previous terms is not to be considered promotion
* or endorsement under this term.
"advertise", according to online webster, means
1: to make something known to: NOTIFY
2a: to make publicly and generally known <advertising their readiness
to make concessions>
2b: to announce publicly esp. by a printed notice or a broadcast
2c: to call public attention to esp. by emphasizing desirable qualities
so as to arouse a desire to buy or patronize
I stand by my choice of words: it seems to me fairly clear you wish
your name advertised (2b, possibly 2a too), but do not wish it used to
advertise (2c) something else.
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