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TrueCrypt 5.0 license nightmare

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.211.11.223] on March 14, 2008 03:38 PM
The source license for this package is pretty unweildly. In addition to 5 individual dude licenses embedded in the 4400 word hodgepodge, the main license contains language like this:

5. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU UNDERSTAND ALL PARTS OF THIS LICENSE OR IF
YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU CAN COMPLY WITH ALL TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, YOU
MUST NOT USE, COPY, MODIFY, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, NOR (RE)DISTRIBUTE THIS
PRODUCT, NOR ANY PORTION(S) OF IT. YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A LAWYER.

The distribution site forces you to check a "yes I agree" box before you can download the sources, but I'm sure everyone that did had their lawyer review it first. :) I've been looking for a package like Truecrypt, but am staying away from it until this licensing mess is clarified or the ridiculous click through EULA thingy is removed.

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