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    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:

    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
    I wonder why that is? Maybe the author runs a beauty web site?

    Odd...
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    Very strange indeed - What software is it?
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    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.
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    Maybe the author has no nails or hair and terrible skin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokia
    Maybe the author has no nails or hair and terrible skin?
    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.
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    OK Donk~,

    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?


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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina
    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.
    I like the Subdreamer license the best btw.
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