Re: Virtual Places --- Enhance Your Web with Human Presence

Chris Lilley, Computer Graphics Unit (
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 23:13:26 +0100

Udi Shapiro writes about some new Telepresence software and quotes a URL.
Interesting enough for a detour.

>From <>

> Moreover, participating universities may continue using the Virtual Places
> software at no cost after the product is released.

OK, fine, except no mention of this non-binding statement in


which states

> 16. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between Licensee and
> Ubique with respect to Beta Test Software Evaluation

So, the welcome statement is misleading at best. And also

> 2. [...] Licensee agrees that it:
> (iv) will not disclose to any third party the content of
> Software or Documentation, nor the fact that Licensee is a Beta
> Test Software Evaluator, nor the results of such evaluation or
> tests.

So, we get to use this software for the test, and maybe afterwards (but not
unless the existing license is changed) and we don't get to talk about it or
ever disclose the fact that we have or had the software. That might make
finding friends to chat to on your virtual server a little hard, don't you

Oh and from

So, the architecture is subject to a patent application. Cool.