Affadavit for OpenJDK challenge
scolebourne at joda.org
Wed Sep 17 12:52:59 PDT 2008
Thanks for the public clarification. I suspect most people don't read
the small print of what they sign, but I try to. Certainly this clause
is one that should be reviewed for the future.
Ray Gans wrote:
> Hi Stephen, Michael,
> I've checked with the folks administrating the contest and they said
> there is no reason or expectation to ever publish private home
> addresses. I was told that the request for the right to use the
> addresses of the winners is just standard practice and has not been an
> issue in the past. No one has been able to tell me why it is "standard
> practice" but they promised to revisit the language for the next contest
> we do.
> Sun does want the ability to publish the country and state of the
> winners (and perhaps the city), however, as part of the press
> Hope this helps.
> On Sep 15, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Michael Nascimento wrote:
>> Yes, I feel the same about it. Looking forward to hearing some
>> feedback from you, guys.
>> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Stephen Colebourne
>> <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
>>> I wanted to place on public record my opposition to the legal
>>> statement that
>>> I have had to sign as part of the Open JDK challenge.
>>> "I hereby grant to the Sponsor the absolute right and permission to
>>> use my
>>> name, address and/or photograph in any and all advertising and
>>> materials, or to refrain from doing so, in any manner or media
>>> worldwide, for advertising and promotional purposes in conjunction with
>>> promotions for the Contest without notice to me and without further
>>> compensation. I shall have no right of approval, no claim to any
>>> compensation, and no claim arising out of the use, alteration,
>>> distortion or
>>> illusionary effect or use in any composite form of my name, address,
>>> photograph or likeness."
>>> Specifically, I object in the strongest terms to giving Sun Microsystems
>>> full and absolute rights to publish my entire private home address as
>>> see fit. I don't know whether this was just bad legalese, or whether
>>> means less in the US, but signing this has been a big deal for me.
>>> (It is
>>> possible that this is a legal requrement for competitions, and if so
>>> then I
>>> withdraw the complaint).
>>> I hope this email serves as a warning to any other challenge entrant
>>> as to
>>> exactly how much they are signing away. Should the challenge concept be
>>> repeated, I would ask that this clause (address) be reviewed.
>>> thanks for listening,
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