As of release 0.27 we’ve made some small updates to the Fuse end-user license and since we’re still not an evil megacorporation (or even a slightly ill-willed small one) we figured we should let you know what they are.
We made these changes because some of the wording, which had been around since back when we were in a very closed beta, just didn’t make sense anymore. In a few cases it was even preventing some people & companies from picking up Fuse, for no good reason at all.
If you are already using Fuse then I wouldn’t expect this to make much difference to you (but please let us know if I’m wrong about that)
Section 1: We removed “the weird 6-month limit”. In other words: there is no limitation on how long you can use a specific release of Fuse.
If you release an app you can now keep a copy of the corresponding tool version around in case you need to do patches or rebuilds (without having to forward-port the whole thing).
That said, we still strongly recommend that you always use the latest release whenever possible. (It’s usually better!)
Section 6: We’ve shortened it and clarified that it’s about tool usage and not your personal (or company) information. The old version may have looked a bit scary but rest assured that we won’t tell the world about the cool stuff you’re building with Fuse unless you’re ok with it.
Removed the references to “developer preview” and “beta” as they added no value to the rest of the license (the old closed-beta confidentiality clause was already removed quite some time ago). There was also some confusion around whether “developer preview” had some special meaning (it didn’t).