updated 12:00 pm EDT, Wed March 26, 2008
Safari 3 license limits
Apple's license for the Safari web browser -- of which v3.1 was recently released -- may be unnecessarily restrictive, an Italian site observes. In spite of the fact that the software is a free download, and ships by default on all Macs, its license currently states that it "allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time."
This wording is said to be especially questionable given that Safari is one of few Apple programs available for Windows. There is no mention of PCs or the Microsoft operating system anywhere in Safari's legal documentation, suggesting either that Safari can only be installed on Apple computers, or that PC users are free to copy and share the browser as they wish.