October 27th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Strange license terms
Before buying software, I usually read all the fine print in a license, and today ran into one of the strangest clauses I have seen to date:
I wonder why that is? Maybe the author runs a beauty web site?
The Software may not be used on a web site which hosts beauty industry related content (ie. Nail Technician forums, Skin forums or Hair forums) without explicit written consent from ThevBGeek
October 27th, 2006, 05:33 PM
Very strange indeed - What software is it?
October 27th, 2006, 06:06 PM
It's for a commercial vBulletin addon called the VB Geek article system. It is a very nice one at that. $30 per year for a license.
October 27th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Maybe the author has no nails or hair and terrible skin?
October 27th, 2006, 07:10 PM
May very well be. I asked about it on the official forums. I am very curious to see the explaination. I'll post it here once there is a reply.
Originally Posted by Nokia
October 27th, 2006, 10:17 PM
I don't know, but I will take a guess based on experience?
The original software was custom built, but the customer would not pay the full dollar?
So, there is a restricted re-use licence/clause?
October 27th, 2006, 10:56 PM
I got a reply. He runs a beauty salon type site. I guess it is a non-compete clause. That is odd, but not unheard of.
October 28th, 2006, 01:26 AM
A little weird it was titled under a non-compete, though. It almost sounds a bit neurotic without that. The non-compete clauses in contracts I've seen usually state a business name and then go on to generically name competitors or by formal name (really depends on the contract). It's a little weird on the asking for permission part too. Like, if you run a salon for crossdressers, he won't feel threatened by that sort of competition and find it to be okay? /laugh
At any rate, I got a good laugh out of it before I read down the thread.
There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses.
October 28th, 2006, 01:38 AM
I like the Subdreamer license the best btw.
Originally Posted by Christina