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03-30-2012, 05:16 PM
"Aaron W. Swenson"
RFC: oDesk License
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On 03/30/2012 12:08 PM, Aaron W. Swenson wrote:
> Find attached a license for an application I'm using. I've already
> cleared that redistribution of the package is okay. 
> I didn't see anything in there much more than the standard "don't
> blame us if your system blows up", and some fairly standard
> end-user stuff.
>  https://www.odesk.com/mc/#tickets/thread/122778452
> Thanks, Aaron
I was just informed that registration is required to view the link.
Here's an excerpt of the transcript:
3/29/2012 8:19:33 AM Winnie: Hello, Aaron Swenson. Can I help you
with anything today?
3/29/2012 8:20:24 AM Aaron Swenson: I am a developer for Gentoo Linux
and I'd like to package the oDesk application so that others on Gentoo
can easily install oDesk. Are there any restrictions?
3/29/2012 8:22:40 AM Winnie: Hi. Do they have their own oDesk accounts?
3/29/2012 8:23:20 AM Winnie: There are no restrictions. Users can
install the oDesk team app.
3/29/2012 8:23:38 AM Aaron Swenson: Presumably, they would have an
3/29/2012 8:24:31 AM Aaron Swenson: I just want to make sure there
aren't any restrictions on redistribution of the software.
3/29/2012 8:25:30 AM Winnie: No, it is fine.
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