Wednesday, June 26, 2013

OUYA - Lack of License Agreement

My OUYA arrived in the mail yesterday.  Tonight, I dug through the manual and was reasonably surprised to find that no license agreement was provided.  There is a section of the manual titled "The License Agreement" but it's interesting, read below:


This is a close-up of the right hand page.


This is a close-up of "The License Agreement" section.


When I browse to http://www.ouya.tv/support/license right now, this is what I see:

Well now, that was unexpected.  I tried using the support forum (https://ouya.zendesk.com/home) to search for "license" and this led me here:


While searching around the internet, I discovered that many others are interested in obtaining the linux kernel source for the OUYA, see:
http://forums.ouya.tv/discussion/1291/linux-kernel-sources-gpl-request-l4t

I ended up posting a question to the General Discussion section of the developer forums:
http://forums.ouya.tv/discussion/1748/ouya-license-agreement#latest

...and sending an inquiry to OUYA support with the following request:

'''I received my OUYA yesterday.  Tonight, I was reading through the manual and decided to read through the license agreement.  The resource www.ouya.tv/support/license does not appear to exist.  I would like to request a copy of the license agreement for my unit, model: OUYA1
Thank You'''

Within the console, there is a Legal Information section that details the following:
- Android Open source licenses (licenses for libraries used by OUYA software)
- OkHttp by Square, Inc.
- Picasso by Square, Inc (software added by OUYA)
- iPerf by The University of Illinois

The problem with these is that my unit had received several updates once it was connected to the internet.  I am mostly interested in obtaining the license agreements for the software that was originally distributed to me.  I guess we'll see what happens!




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