I just been given access to IAR's download site. But to unzip the (101Mb!) installation file I have downloaded for EWAVR 3.20A, I MUST use an unzipper that employs 'hard encryption'. They recommend WinZIP 9 (which I don't have a copy of), or they point to an alternative PKWARE product.
My employer, quite correctly, employs a fairly strict policy of using software within its license terms. And you would have thought that IAR would be sensitive to such issues. However, the license terms of the free PKWARE product they suggest expressly forbids the commercial use of the product in this way (2.1.1 (ii) of the PKWARE license clauses).
Which means that, in order to get a copy of EWAVR 3.20A that I have paid for through my 'Support and Upgrade Agreement', I have to buy another piece of unzipping software.
Perhaps it's only me, but this really p****s me off. IAR, who are going to obsessive lengths to protect their software, are suggesting violation of someone else's software license terms, or requiring the use of a specific unzip utility that I have to pay for. :evil: And let's not forget; all this protection is for their benefit, not mine.
Anyone else find this unacceptable?
Comment from IAR would be nice (especially with regard to the suggested violation of another software author's license terms).