From: Groepaz (groepaz_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2004-06-18 12:33:30
On Friday 18 June 2004 12:16, Anders Carlsson wrote: > Not that I'm affected, but was anything said on newly produced > software which some third party is selling? Does these have to > sign an agreement with Tulip and pay a license fee, or will the > third party market still be unrestricted? Since you mention that > anyone selling hardware utilizing ports, protocol and ROM code > should pay a fee, I would suspect this applies to software too? no, no, no and no. you can legally create and market software for an otherwise closed system. and you can built and market software for a system which is someone elses "IP". look at what datel is doing with their products for various consoles. none of these is licenced by sony/nintendo/sega/whatnot. the *only* thing you have to do is to make clear to the customer (to your costumer which is buying your hard- and/or software) that your product is not licenced. ie display a message "this software is not authorized by tulip". their claims dont affect the current situation in any way, no matter what BS they are saying. gpz Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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