Free or not

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Postby tpadgett » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:01 am

I would like to have this on all of the workstations in my office- over 50.


According to the End User License Agreement- the software is not free? One section states that I can load one copy to one computer and is followed by "if intended to store, load, install and execute on multiple computers, you need serparate desktop licences for each computer." And refers to a registration key. Would I be in compliance or not? Am I the only person that A) reads the EULA and/or B) Is confused by the verbage.

Please help:-)


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Postby Softland » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:59 pm

doPDF is free, and I don't know where you read that in the license agreement - maybe you got an earlier version where the EULA was not correctly written. Anyway, here's the license agreement for doPDF, you can see in the first point directly that there's no restriction:



doPDF Printer End User License Agreement (EULA)


NOTICE TO USERS: CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING LEGAL AGREEMENT. USE OF doPDF Printer (the “SOFTWARE”) PROVIDED WITH THIS AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL AND/OR USE THIS SOFTWARE. USER'S USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS CONDITIONED UPON COMPLIANCE BY USER WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.


1. License grant

This EULA grants you the right to store, load, install, execute or display unlimited copies of the SOFTWARE on your computers.


"You" means the company, entity or individual who received the SOFTWARE. “Computer” must be wholly owned, rented or leased by you.


You may not modify the SOFTWARE or disable features of the SOFTWARE except as an intended part of the SOFTWARE's programming features.


2. Restrictions

You may not rent, lease, sub-license, transfer or sell the SOFTWARE. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the SOFTWARE. You may not alter or modify the installer program or create a new installer for the SOFTWARE.


3. Freeware

This SOFTWARE is free for personal or commercial use. When you obtain a copy of the SOFTWARE, you are granted an unlimited usage period.


You are expected to use the SOFTWARE on your system and to thoroughly evaluate its usefulness and functionality. This approach is the ultimate guarantee that the SOFTWARE will perform to your satisfaction; therefore, you understand and agree that there is no compensation policy for the malfunction of the SOFTWARE.


4. Ownership

The SOFTWARE is owned and copyrighted by SOFTLAND. This license confers no title or ownership of the SOFTWARE and should not be construed as a grant of any right in the SOFTWARE.


5. Distribution

You may make and distribute unlimited copies of the SOFTWARE, as long as each copy that you make and distribute contains this agreement, the SOFTLAND doPDF Printer installer, and the same copyright and other proprietary notices pertaining to this SOFTWARE. If you download the SOFTWARE from the Internet or similar on-line source, you must include the SOFTLAND copyright notice for the SOFTWARE with any on-line distribution and on any media you distribute that includes the SOFTWARE.


6. Licensed Fonts

Some fonts are subject to a license granted by the owner of the font. This license may provide that the font may NOT be embedded or otherwise distributed without a license from the font owner. Users of the SOFTWARE are responsible for obtaining the necessary license from the owner of the aforementioned fonts if the user wishes to embed them. Failure to obtain the necessary licenses may expose the user to legal claims by the owners of these fonts. SOFTLAND and its suppliers assume no responsibility for such claims.


7. Program credits

This SOFTWARE makes use of the following freeware components:

'zlib' general purpose compression library version 1.1.4, March 11th, 2002

Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler

http://www.zlib.org/


The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG software

"this software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group"

Copyright (C) 1991-1998, Thomas G. Lane.


8. Copyright

The SOFTWARE and all rights are owned by SOFTLAND and/or its suppliers and are protected by copyright law and international copyright treaties. You acknowledge that no title to the intellectual property in the SOFTWARE is transferred to you. You further acknowledge that title and full ownership rights to the SOFTWARE will remain the exclusive property of SOFTLAND and you will not acquire any rights to the SOFTWARE except as expressly set forth in this license.


9. Termination

The License is in effect until terminated. You may terminate this License at any time by ceasing any and all use of the SOFTWARE, and deleting or destroying the SOFTWARE. This agreement shall terminate automatically upon breach of any term of this agreement. Upon termination you shall destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE. Sections titled "Ownership", "Restrictions", "Copyright", "No Warranty, No Liability", "Governing Law" and "Entire Agreement" shall survive any termination of this agreement.


10. No Warranty, No Liability

SOFTLAND AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. SOFTLAND AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL SOFTLAND OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF A SOFTLAND REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU HEREBY ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF ALL USE OF THE COPIES OF SOFTWARE COVERED BY THIS LICENSE.


11. Governing Law

This agreement is governed by the laws of Romania. Any claim, dispute or controversy with respect to, in connection with or arising out of this agreement shall be subject to and decided by arbitration in the City of Cluj-Napoca, County of Cluj, Romania. If any part of this agreement is found void and unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms.


12. Entire Agreement

This agreement is the final, complete and exclusive agreement between you and SOFTLAND that supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this license.


Copyright © 2006-2009 Softland. All rights reserved.


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