[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy
gareth at garethnelson.com
Tue Feb 23 23:57:08 PST 2010
I have a strong urge to produce a viewer which violates this policy,
relying solely on the rights granted by the existing GPL. I will never
use this viewer myself to login to SL, and thus reject any of these
terms. Any developers who object to this policy should follow suit.
A few questions:
If I distribute a viewer which violates this policy but refuses to
login to any LL-owned grids, and one of my users modifies it to do so,
would you attempt to hold me liable?
If I was to close all my SL accounts today (probably won't actually,
but it's a thought experiment) and distribute a viewer that breaks
this policy, would you attempt to hold me liable? I say "attempt",
because I see no way LL could do so without the TOS binding me (the
only possible way this policy could be enforced - and even then some
lawyer type may be able to make a case against it).
Should be fine though, the policy states at the top that it
essentially only matters for people using the viewer to connect.
My question is if I develop a policy-breaking viewer for use on other
grids and simply neglect to add an if(grid=='agni')
refuse_connection() statement, will you be holding my users liable or
me? Assuming I never use it myself to connect to an LL-owned grid
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:46 AM, Tigro Spottystripes
<tigrospottystripes at gmail.com> wrote:
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> is the policy just a set of requisites for a client to be included in
> the list LL will have on their site or to be allowed to connect to Agni
> at all?
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