Interesting bit from the Kinect SDK agreement

#1 Edited by notha (239 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 (344 posts) -

Basically, it isn't stealing.

#3 Posted by KarlPilkington (2728 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by SMTDante89 (2577 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 (3295 posts) -
@notha said:

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

Fixed.
#6 Posted by notha (239 posts) -

@imsh_pl: thanks, gonna change that at the top

#7 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (362 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 (3671 posts) -

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

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