Re: evmpl license

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 13:07:11 CDT

At 1:28 PM -0400 9/10/03, David Mertz wrote:
>|On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 09:31 PM, Clay Lenhart wrote:
>|> <changed>Using the software for voting purposes is considered
>|> "distribution of software" under this agreement. All rights and
>|> restrictions must be obeyed as if the software were actually
>|> distributed.</changed>
>I think we should narrow Clay's proposed clause slightly. Specifically,
>"voting purposes" is probably broader than we need. For example, some
>interested people off-list have asked whether our software would be
>usable for a school election, or neighborhood association election (Yes,
>obviously). In those cases, the strict audit requirements don't come
>into play.

Just to be clear, it should apply to a school BOARD election, though.

>We probably get closer to the intended effect by making the clause
>"Using the software for GOVERNMENTAL voting purposes...". But maybe a
>different modifier is better. Of course, if the vendor -distributes-
>the software/hardward to polling places, it at least arguably
>constitutes distribution, even without any clause. But I am on-board
>with making that question quite explicitly answered.

Better to be clear. Distribution usually means distribution *to
others*, and not within an organization.


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