Well, this is not new. I remember a competition ten years or so ago. The competition was to create a good black-and-white mobile phone logo (this was when having a picture, any picture, on your phone was luxury) with some web tools.

Only catch, the submitted pictures were wholly made property of the organizing company. The combined worth of the prices was tens of thousands of marks - and the pictures were sold to the phones at something like 3 marks each.

In other words, the company just wanted pics to sell and not to pay anything real for them. No, I didn't even think of participating...

--Pare, 26-May-2008

Hi Janne

Many thanks for pointing out this issue and your comments. Indeed, it was not our intention to demand such terms. We will neither re-use, nor extend nor sell a submitted entry. Unfortunately, our product management team overlooked that licensing section.

We already changed that section. The terms now comply with the purpose of the Day JCR Cup that aims to promote state-of-the-art content repository technology and a rapid application development framework, gather feedback from the developers' community, present the best applications submitted by the participants and announce a winner.

We appreciate the open source community communication in helping us uncover what in a busy world we overlooked. Not just on the code side. And we look forward to further constructive interactions.

We apologize for the mistake and we thank you once again for having provided valuable feedback.

The Day JCR Cup Team

PS. Please check the updated rules: http://dev.day.com/microsling/content/blogs/cup.c.html

--Greg Klebus, 29-May-2008

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