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ANDROID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT
LICENSE AGREEMENT

1.  	Introduction

1.1	The Android Software Development Kit (referred to in this License Agreement as the "SDK" and 
specifically including the Android system files and packaged APIs) is licensed to you subject to 
the terms 
of this License Agreement.  This License Agreement forms a legally binding contract between you and 

Google in relation to your use of the SDK.

1.2	"Google" means Google Inc., a Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. 

1.3	This version of the Android SDK is being offered to the developer community on an "Early Look" 
basis.  
With the help and input of the developer community, Google will continue to add new functionality 
and 
features to continually improve the SDK.  Once the SDK reaches a more finished form, Google intends 
to 
release most of the components under the Apache v2.0 open source license.

2.	Accepting this License Agreement

2.1	In order to use the SDK, you must first agree to this License Agreement.  You may not use the 
SDK if you 
do not accept this License Agreement.

2.2	You can accept this License Agreement by:

        (A) clicking to accept or agree to this License Agreement, where this option is made 
available to you; 
or

        (B) by actually using the SDK.  In this case, you agree that use of the SDK constitutes 
acceptance of 
the Licensing Agreement from that point onwards.

2.3	You may not use the SDK and may not accept the Licensing Agreement if you are a person barred 
from 
receiving the SDK under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in 
which 
you are resident or from which you use the SDK.

2.4	If you are agreeing to be bound by this License Agreement on behalf of your employer or other 
entity, you 
represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to 
this License 
Agreement.  If you do not have the requisite authority, you may not accept the Licensing Agreement 
or use 
the SDK on behalf of your employer or other entity.

3.	SDK License from Google

3.1	Subject to the terms of this License Agreement, Google grants you a limited, worldwide, 
royalty-free, non-
assignable and non-exclusive license to use the SDK solely to develop applications to run on the 
Android 
platform.  

3.2	You agree that Google or third parties own all legal right, title and interest in and to the 
SDK, including any 
Intellectual Property Rights that subsist in the SDK.  "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and 
all rights 
under patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law, and any and all other proprietary 
rights. 
Google reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.  

3.3.	Except to the extent required by applicable third party licenses, you may not copy (except for 
backup 
purposes), modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create 
derivative works 
of the SDK or any part of the SDK.  Except to the extent required by applicable third party 
licenses, you 
may not load any part of the SDK onto a mobile handset or any other hardware device except a 
personal 
computer, combine any part of the SDK with other software, or distribute any software or device 
incorporating a part of the SDK.  

3.4	Use, reproduction and distribution of components of the SDK licensed under an open source 
software 
license are governed solely by the terms of that open source software license and not this License 
Agreement.

3.5	You agree that the form and nature of the SDK that Google provides may change without prior 
notice to 
you and that future versions of the SDK may be incompatible with applications developed on previous 

versions of the SDK.  You agree that Google may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the SDK 
(or 
any features within the SDK) to you or to users generally at Google's sole discretion, without 
prior notice 
to you. 

3.6	Nothing in this License Agreement gives you a right to use any of Google's trade names, 
trademarks, 
service marks, logos, domain names, or other distinctive brand features.

3.7	You agree that you will not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including 
copyright 
and trademark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the SDK.

4.	Use of the SDK by You

4.1	Google agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under 
this License 
Agreement in or to any software applications that you develop using the SDK, including any 
intellectual 
property rights which subsist in those applications. 

4.2	You agree to use the SDK and write applications only for purposes that are permitted by (a) 
this License 
Agreement and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in 
the 
relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the 
United 
States or other relevant countries).

4.3	You agree that if you use the SDK to develop applications for general public users, you will 
protect the 
privacy and legal rights of those users.  If the users provide you with user names, passwords, or 
other login 
information or personal information, your must make the users aware that the information will be 
available 
to your application, and you must provide legally adequate privacy notice and protection for those 
users.  If 
your application stores personal or sensitive information provided by users, it must do so 
securely.  If the 
user provides your application with Google Account information, your application may only use that 
information to access the user's Google Account when, and for the limited purposes for which, the 
user has 
given you permission to do so.

4.4	You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the SDK, including the development or 
distribution 
of an application, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner 
the servers, 
networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Google 
or any 
mobile communications carrier.

4.5	You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Google has no responsibility to you or 
to any third 
party for) any data, content, or resources that you create, transmit or display through the Android 
platform 
and/or applications for the Android platform, and for the consequences of your actions (including 
any loss 
or damage which Google may suffer) by doing so.

4.6	You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Google has no responsibility to you or 
to any third 
party for) any breach of your obligations under this License Agreement, any applicable third party 
contract 
or Terms of Service, or any applicable law or regulation, and for the consequences (including any 
loss or 
damage which Google or any third party may suffer) of any such breach.

5.	Your Developer Credentials

5.1	You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any developer 
credentials that may 
be issued to you by Google or which you may choose yourself and that you will be solely responsible 
for 
all applications that are developed under your developer credentials.

6.	Privacy and Information

6.1	In order to continually innovate and improve the SDK, Google may collect certain usage 
statistics from the 
software including but not limited to a unique identifier, associated IP address, version number of 
the 
software, and information on which tools and/or services in the SDK are being used and how they are 
being 
used.  Before any of this information is collected, the SDK will notify you and seek your consent.  
If you 
withhold consent, the information will not be collected.  

6.2	The data collected is examined in the aggregate to improve the SDK and is maintained in 
accordance with 
Google's Privacy Policy.

7.	Third Party Applications for the Android Platform

7.1	If you use the SDK to run applications developed by a third party or that access data, content 
or resources 
provided by a third party, you agree that Google is not responsible for those applications, data, 
content, or 
resources.  You understand that all data, content or resources which you may access through such 
third 
party applications are the sole responsibility of the person from which they originated and that 
Google is 
not liable for any loss or damage that you may experience as a result of the use or access of any 
of those 
third party applications, data, content, or resources.  

7.2	You should be aware the data, content, and resources presented to you through such a third 
party 
application may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the providers (or 
by other 
persons or companies on their behalf).  You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or 
create 
derivative works based on these data, content, or resources (either in whole or in part) unless you 
have been 
specifically given permission to do so by the relevant owners.	

7.3	You acknowledge that your use of such third party applications, data, content, or resources may 
be subject 
to separate terms between you and the relevant third party.  In that case, this License Agreement 
does not 
affect your legal relationship with these third parties.

8.	Using Android APIs

8.1	Android Maps API

8.1.1	If you use the Android Maps API (described in the SDK by the Package name 
"com.google.android.maps"), the terms of your binding legal agreement with Google include this 
License Agreement, the Google Maps API Terms of Service and the Google Maps Terms of 
Service.  You must read and agree to those Terms of Service before you use the Android Maps 
API.

8.1.2	If you use the Android Maps API to retrieve map or satellite image data from Google, you must 

include the following copyright notice in your application or service in a manner that is 
reasonably 
available to users:

"Copyright Notice: Data: (c)2007 TeleAtlas, AND, Europa Technologies, 
Kingway, Map Data Sciences Pty Ltd, PSMA, ZENRIN, Geocentre, 
MapLink/TeleAtlas; Imagery: (c)2007 DigitalGlobe, EarthSat, Sanborn, 
NYGIS, Scankort, TerraMetrics, MassGIS Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Digital Earth Technology."

8.2	Google Data APIs

8.2.1	If you use any API to retrieve data from Google, you acknowledge that the data may be 
protected 
by intellectual property rights which are owned by those who provide that data (or by other 
persons or companies on their behalf).  You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or 
create derivative works based on this data (either in whole or in part) unless you have been 
specifically given permission to do so by the owners of that data.

8.2.2	If you use any API to retrieve a user's data from Google, you acknowledge and agree that you 
shall retrieve data only with the user's explicit consent and only when, and for the limited 
purposes for which, the user has given you permission to do so. 

9.	Terminating this License Agreement

9.1	This License Agreement will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Google as set 
out below.

9.2	If you want to terminate this License Agreement, you may do so by ceasing your use of the SDK 
and any 
relevant developer credentials.

9.3	Google may at any time, terminate this License Agreement with you if:

        (A) you have breached any provision of this License Agreement; or

        (B) Google is required to do so by law; or

        (C) the partner with whom Google offered certain parts of SDK (such as APIs) to you has 
terminated 
its relationship with Google or ceased to offer certain parts of the SDK to you; or

        (D) Google decides to no longer providing the SDK or certain parts of the SDK to users in 
the country 
in which you are resident or from which you use the service, or the provision of the SDK or 
certain SDK services to you by Google is, in Google's sole discretion, no longer commercially 
viable.

9.4	When this License Agreement comes to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and 
liabilities that you 
and Google have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst this 
License 
Agreement has been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected 
by this 
cessation, and the provisions of paragraph 14.7 shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations 
and 
liabilities indefinitely.

10.	DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

10.1	YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SDK IS AT YOUR 
SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SDK IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT 
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND FROM GOOGLE.

10.2	YOUR USE OF THE SDK AND ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED 
THROUGH THE USE OF THE SDK IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE 
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER 
DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH USE.

10.3	GOOGLE FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY 
KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED 
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

11.	LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

11.1	YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND 
AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF 
LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR 
EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF 
DATA, WHETHER OR NOT GOOGLE OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR 
SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.

12.	Indemnification

12.1	To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless 
Google, its 
affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and 
all claims, 
actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and 
expenses 
(including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) your use of the SDK, (b) 
any 
application you develop on the SDK that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade 
dress, 
patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their 
rights of 
publicity or privacy, and (c) any non-compliance by you with this License Agreement.

13.	Changes to the License Agreement

13.1	Google may make changes to the License Agreement as it distributes new versions of the SDK.  
When 
these changes are made, Google will make a new version of the License Agreement available on the 
website where the SDK is made available and with the SDK downloadable.

13.2	You agree that your use of a specific version of the SDK is governed by the License Agreement 
included 
with that version of the SDK.

14.	General Legal Terms

14.1	This License Agreement constitute the whole legal agreement between you and Google and govern 
your 
use of the SDK (excluding any services which Google may provide to you under a separate written 
agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and Google in relation to the 
SDK.

14.2	You agree that if Google does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is 
contained in this 
License Agreement (or which Google has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be 
taken to 
be a formal waiver of Google's rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to 
Google.

14.3	If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any 
provision of this License 
Agreement is invalid, then that provision will be removed from this License Agreement without 
affecting 
the rest of this License Agreement.  The remaining provisions of this License Agreement will 
continue to 
be valid and enforceable.

14.4	You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which Google is the 
parent 
shall be third party beneficiaries to this License Agreement and that such other companies shall be 
entitled 
to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of this License Agreement that confers a benefit 
on (or 
rights in favor of) them.  Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party 
beneficiaries to 
this License Agreement.

14.5	EXPORT RESTRICTIONS.  THE SDK IS SUBJECT TO UNITED STATES EXPORT LAWS AND 
REGULATIONS.  YOU MUST COMPLY WITH ALL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL EXPORT 
LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO THE SDK.  THESE LAWS INCLUDE 
RESTRICTIONS ON DESTINATIONS, END USERS AND END USE.

14.6	The rights granted in this License Agreement may not be assigned or transferred by either you 
or Google 
without the prior written approval of the other party.  Neither you nor Google shall be permitted 
to delegate 
their responsibilities or obligations under this License Agreement without the prior written 
approval of the 
other party. 

14.7	This License Agreement, and your relationship with Google under this License Agreement, shall 
be 
governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.  
You and 
Google agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of 
Santa Clara, 
California to resolve any legal matter arising from this License Agreement.  Notwithstanding this, 
you 
agree that Google shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of 
urgent 
legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

    					
February 12, 2008


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