Licensing Question

Apr 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

The license in the install "Right Click Tools EULA.rtf" is quite different and significantly more restrictive then the "Apache License 2.0 (Apache)" shown in the License tab here on CodePlex.

Could you clarify what applies to the Right Click Tools? I really like the tools you have created, but I will need to uninstall them if the license continues to be "Right Click Tools EULA.rtf".

Thank you for your work on these tools. They are exceptional.

Apr 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM
The right click tools version 2.0 have the EULA distributed with them and they follow that EULA. The previous versions do not and follow the Apache License.

What in the license keeps you from having the tools installed? It is just restrictive on changes and re-distribution.

I also see that I can't change the EULA on CodePlex, so to avoid confusion I'm going to keep the Now Micro Right Click Tools (the ones covered by the EULA) on the Now Micro site, and the Powershell Right Click Tools (the ones that are open source) on Codeplex. I'll change that later today.
Apr 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Sorry for the delay in responding.

The company I work for requires that all licenses go through a legal review. Quite a hassle, but I was pretty sure the Apache license was already reviewed or would sail right through.

The problems I have with the license are;
1) There can only be one archive copy and it can't be on a hard drive.
2) I can't copy or publish, install on other systems.
3) "The Restrictions on Use" that allows you to install and use the software on any number of systems conflicts the "License Grant" that stipulates 1 & 2 above.
4) I can't tweak any of the .ps1 files if I want per "Restrictions on Alteration".
5) "Restrictions on Copying" again states I can't have a copy on a hard drive.

This pretty much would be a nightmare getting through our legal review. I can't create an install on SCCM to deploy for our help desk and others. It would be extremely difficult to make sure there wasn't an extra copy of the msi laying around somewhere on a hard drive.

Again, I must say the tools are exceptional. Sorry if I have caused you issues. I was really hoping I could the Apache license and use these tools. When I have time I will look at the earlier version to see if I can use them, but I am guessing they will not have what I need.