in reply to
ActiveState EULA : Is my code safe?
I contacted Activestate's Licencing dept (there is an address on thier contact us page). I got the following reply this afternoon. All I can say is that sometimes it's good to complain.
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Edmund, yep thats my real name
Thank you for your enquiry.
The license terms you refer to in your email do not accurately reflect
ActiveState's intent. Our original license agreements were based upon
boilerplate terminology which is in the process of being reworded. The
you refer to will be replaced with the following wording:
"Termination. This License Agreement is effective until terminated.
may terminate this License immediately and without prior notice if you
any term of this License or for any reason whatsoever. In the event of
termination or expiration, you agree to immediately destroy and/or
original and all copies of the Software, any accompanying documentation
License Keys and to discontinue their use and you will not retain or
Software or any copies thereof, in any form or medium."
The license agreement for the Perl Dev Kit has already been updated
updated wording for our other license agreements will be posted
I assure you that ActiveState in no way intended the wording of our
agreements to establish a claim of ownership over works created using
Please let me know if I can provide you with any further clarification
please feel free to pass along this information to others. Thank you
bringing this to our attention.