Interesting bit from the Kinect SDK agreement

#1 Edited by notha (249 posts) -

"If you make modifications to the Sample Code and make those modifications public in source code, text, or any other descriptive (non-binary) format, you give to Microsoft, without charge, the right to use, share, and commercialize those modifications in any way and for any purpose."

basically, anything you make with the SDK, microsoft can commercialize and sell

edit: changed steal to commercialize

#2 Posted by elcalavera (365 posts) -

Basically, it isn't stealing.

#3 Posted by KarlPilkington (2768 posts) -

It's not stealing if it's in the agreement.

#4 Posted by SMTDante89 (2732 posts) -

If you agree/sign the agreement, then it's not stealing. You're GIVING Microsoft the ability to do this.

#5 Posted by imsh_pl (3503 posts) -
@notha said:

basically, anything you make with the SDK, microsoft can commercialize and sell

#6 Posted by notha (249 posts) -

@imsh_pl: thanks, gonna change that at the top

#7 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

It says it's only if you release the code publicly, not the binary.

#8 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (379 posts) -

Makes sense. They don't want someone to make something cool and then lock Microsoft out from every using that thing. I see it as more a feature protector, their not gonna steal the game you make and sell it. But they also don't want to have you saying they can't use some technique because you came up with it first. 

#9 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -

It would be nice if you got something for making it...

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