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"Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?


From: Mike Linksvayer
Subject: "Adobe Open Source License" GPL compatible?
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:11:29 -0700
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http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/xmp/sdk/license.txt

I suspect it isn't due to the following ...

If you choose to distribute the Software in a commercial product, you do so with the understanding that you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Adobe against any losses, damages and costs arising from the claims, lawsuits or other legal actions arising out of such distribution. You may distribute the Software in object code form under your own license, provided that your license agreement:

(a) complies with the terms and conditions of this license agreement; (b) effectively disclaims all warranties and conditions, express or implied, on behalf of Adobe;

(c)     effectively excludes all liability for damages on behalf of Adobe;

(d) states that any provisions that differ from this Agreement are offered by you alone and not Adobe; and

(e) states that the Software is available from you or Adobe and informs licensees how to obtain it in a reasonable manner on or through a medium customarily used for software exchange.

... however it isn't clear whether these do not apply if source is distributed and what the effect on its GPL compatibility would be if that were the case.

I did a quick scan through http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html but didn't see an exactly comparable license.

So, my question is in the subject line.

Thanks!

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  Mike Linksvayer
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