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Meteobridge needs your OK to the license agreement before you are able to reach the other configuration pages. I guess you will not find something surprising in the license agreement, but please do read it before you accept by setting your mark.
How to License?
When you purchase an already licensed Meteobridge, you will just see a small license section which displays the license code. Otherwise, you will be offered two ways to move your meteobridge from a 14 day tryout version to a fully licensed version.
- PayPal payment is fully integrated in Meteobridge. When you have a PayPal account you can purchase a license with just a few clicks. Click onto the PayPal button which will will start a PayPal payment workflow. When purchase is finished, your browser will return to Meteobridge and licensing is instantly done. In addition to that you will also receive an invoice email for your documents, stating that you have purchased a license for this particular system.
- A License Key provided by smartbedded UG or the reseller you got the Meteobridge from can be inserted into the "License Key" field. Afterwards press "Register" to have the license applied to your system.
When licensing has been done successfully "Register" and "PayPal" options disappear. When you run into problems during licensing process, please contact "license(at)meteobridge.com".
Below you find the complete license text in an easier to read way (no scrolling). As meteobridge consists of separate parts, terms of usage have to reflect this. Most interesting question might be what part is Open Source (OpenWrt, under GPL) and what is propriatory owned and copyrighted by smartbedded UG. All propriatory parts are in strict compliance to Open Source license models. Dynamic and static linking is restricted to Linux libraries under LGPL. No GPL code is linked by or included into meteobridge application software stack. How to get access to the Open Source part of a meteoplug system (including information about a toolchain and the configuration files) is explained in section "Open Source Obligations" available from the menu on the left.
USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ==================================================================== YOUR INSTALLATION AND/OR USE OF THIS SOFTWARE INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT AND WARRANTY. This product consists of (1) HARDWARE manufactured and sold by TP-LINK (www.tp-link.com) and (2) OPENWRT linux distribution (www.openwrt.org) and (3) METEOBRIDGE non Open Source application components owned by smartbedded UG, a limited liability ("haftungsbeschränkt") company (www.smartbedded.com). In addition to license terms applying to these components you also have to agree to (4) OVERALL license conditions covering the product in total. (1) HARDWARE: Hardware of this product is stock hardware from TP-LINK and so the regulations and limitations TP-LINK does provide with their products do apply. There are no physical changes applied to the TP-LINK hardware. (2) OPENWRT: OpenWrt ist a tiny Linux distribution specialized for use in embedded systems. OpenWrt is under GPL Open Source License. Before you change or redistribute this software you have to make yourself familar and have to stick to OpenWrt license conditions as lined out here: http://wiki.openwrt.org/about/license Specific OpenWrt distribution used for this product can be downloaded as described at https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=33429&p=10 Adaptions on top of OpenWrt are done inside directory "files", located inside "trunk" directory. An archive of METEOBRIDGE specific "files" directory plus ".config" file which holds kernel configuration can be downloaded from http://www.samrtbedded.com/files/meteobridge.tgz For further inspection of the METEOBRIDGE devices you can login via ssh as user "root" with password "meteobridge". (3) METEOBRIDGE: MeteoBridge is an application software stack that resides on top of OpenWrt. This software stack consists mainly of the programs "meteobridge.cgi" and all files in folder "/home/meteohub" (from now on referenced as "Meteobridge software") and is not Open Source but intellectual property of and copyrighted by smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt). By using the product, you accept that you may not alter Meteobridge software in any way. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert this software to a human perceivable form. You may not modify or rent for profit this software, or create derivative works based upon this software. You may not publicise or distribute any algorithms or information used by this software without written permission of smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt). (4) OVERALL: (4.1) Warranty Disclaimer THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AUTHOR/S FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITH OUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION AND NON INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION REMAINS WITH THE RECIPIENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR/S BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OR COSTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITH OUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES OR COSTS FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF THE AUTHOR/S OF THE SOFTWARE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE AUTHOR/S DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY AGAINST ANY DAMAGE THIS SOFTWARE MAY DO TO YOUR SYSTEM OR ANOTHER. THIS SOFTWARE IS NOT WARRANTED TO BE FAULT-TOLERANT, AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, OPERATION, CONTROL, OR ANY OTHER USE IN CONNECTION WITH HIGH RISK SYSTEMS. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PURPOSE IN CONNECTION WITH HIGH RISK SYSTEMS. High Risk Systems means systems in environments requiring fail-safe performance (such as nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines, storm chasing or weapons systems), in which the failure of the software could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage. You agree that you will not use the software for any purpose in connection with High Risk Systems. ALTHOUGH the author/s DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SOFTWARE SUPPLIED HEREUNDER SHALL BE FREE FROM ALL KNOWN VIRUSES WE HAVE USED COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO CHECK FOR THE MOST COMMONLY KNOWN VIRUSES. YOU ARE NEVERTHELESS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUS SCANNING THIS SOFTWARE. (4.2) Evaluation and Registration This software is an "evaluation version" when not activated by a license key or a "full version" when a ativated with a key. Subject to the terms in this document, you are hereby licensed to use this software for evaluation purposes without charge or as a full version equipped with an activation code you can purchase from the smartbedded UG (hafungsbeschränkt). You are not permitted to use the software with activation keys, not purchased from smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) or an official reseller. You are not allowed to modify this software to work as a full version without the need of a purchased license. You are specifically prohibited from distributing the software and/or documentation with other products (commercial or otherwise) with out prior written permission from smartbedded UG. (4.3) Acknowledgements You acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to evaluate the software without charge, and that you have satisfied yourself that it meets your requirements in all material respects. It is not technically practicable to guarantee software to be error-free, and you agree that if any such errors are found to exist they shall not constitute a breach of this License. You acknowledge that these terms supersede all prior agreements, and are complete and exclusive. No oral or written information given by smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) or on our behalf shall create a warranty or collateral contract, or in any way increase the scope of this warranty in any way, and you may not rely on any such advice. This License shall be governed by the laws of Germany. Court of jurisdiction is Hamburg. Contact Email: info(at)smartbedded.com Web Site: http://www.smartbedded.com/