Master Software License, Bundling And Distribution Agreement - Apple Computer Inc. and NetTaxi Online Communications Inc.
MASTER SOFTWARE LICENSE, BUNDLING
AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
THIS MASTER SOFTWARE LICENSE, BUNDLING AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT is entered
into as of November 13, 1997 ("Effective Date") between Apple Computer, Inc., a
California corporation having its principal place of business at 1 Infinite
Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084 ("Apple Computer") and NETTAXI Online
Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal place of
business at 2165 So. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, California 95008 ("Developer").
Apple Computer is in the business of manufacture, sale, licensing and
distribution of computer including the sale and distribution of third party
products in combination with Apple manufactured products.
Apple Computer desires the right, on its own behalf and on behalf of its
subsidiaries, to copy and/or distribute proprietary software products owned by
Developer to authorized Apple resellers and end users in combination with Apple
and/or third party computer products.
Developer desires to grant Apple Computer and its subsidiaries the non-exclusive
right to copy and/or distribution of Developer's proprietary software products,
and for the exhibits to this Agreement to define the terms and conditions
specific to each respective product of Developer.
NOW THEREFORE, Apple and Developer hereby agree as follows:
1.1 "Agreement" means this Software License, Bundling and Distribution
Agreement, including all exhibits and attachments hereto.
1.2 "Apple means, collectively, Apple Computer and all Apple Computer
1.3 "Apple Software" means any Apple labeled software product.
1.4 "Apple's Subcontractor" means an independent subcontractor(s) who
provides software reproduction, bundling and/or distribution services to Apple.
1.5 "Bundle" means the combination of (a) software products ("Soft Bundle")
or (b) software products and hardware products ("Hard Bundle") as specified in
Exhibit 1 which are to be assembled and/or packaged for sale by Apple as a unit
under this Agreement, which unit includes a Program Copy (or coupon evidencing
to receive a copy) and any related Documentation.
1.6 "Confidential Information" means: (a) any information relating to the
parties' product plans, designs, costs, prices and names, finances, marketing
plans, business opportunities, personnel, research, development or know-how; (b)
any information that is designated by the disclosing party as confidential
writing or, if disclosed orally, reduced in writing and designated as
confidential within thirty (30) days; and (c) the terms and conditions of this
Agreement; provided, however, that "Confidential Information" shall not include
information that: (i) was generally available to the public at the time of
receipt from the disclosing party, or thereafter becomes generally available to
the public other than through a breach of this Agreement by the recipient party;
(ii) is known to the recipient party on a non-confidential basis prior to its
receipt from the disclosing party; (iii) is disclosed with the prior written
consent of the disclosing party; (iv) becomes known to the recipient party from
a source other than the disclosing party without breach of this Agreement by the
recipient party; (v) was required to be disclosed pursuant to law; or (vi) was
developed independently by personnel of the recipient party who had no
substantive knowledge of the disclosing party's Confidential Information at the
time of such independent development.
1.7 "Customer" means any person or entity who purchases a Bundle from Apple
or Apple's Subcontractor, whether as a Reseller or End User.
1.8 "Developer" means the individual or entity identified in the opening
paragraph of this Agreement, who is either the owner of the Program or who has
the right to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the owner by written
agreement with the owner.
1.9 "Distribution Area" means those countries or geographic regions of the
world in which Apple is authorized to distribute the Bundles as defined in
1.10 "Documentation" means the documents or other information pertaining to
each Program, which items are to be distributed to Customers in combination with
said Program (whether in the form of printed materials or software residing on
the same media as the Program), as specified in the corresponding Exhibit 1.
1.11 "Documentation Master" means, if Apple is responsible for reproduction
of printed copies of any of the Documentation pursuant to Exhibit 2, the master
copy of such Documentation (in electronic or other form), including any
applicable artwork and/or film, to be delivered to Apple or Apple's
Subcontractor for use in such reproduction process.
1.12 "End User" means the purchase of a Bundle a) by a person for his/her
own use; or b) by an entity for its internal use.
1.13 "Hardware" means any Apple labeled hardware product.
1.14 "Program" means the most current commercially available version of each
of Developer's software programs which Apple is authorized to copy, bundle
and/or distribute under this Agreement, or any subsequent Amendment hereto.
1.15 "Program Copy" means a copy of a Program residing on the storage media
form (e.g., hard disk, CD Rom, floppy diskette) in which it is to be bundled and
distributed to the Customer, as specified in the corresponding Exhibit 1.
1.16 "Program Master" means the golden master copy of each Program, to be
delivered to Apple by Developer in the storage media form described in the
corresponding Exhibit 2 for Apple's use in manufacture of the Program Copies.
1.17 "Reseller" means a party authorized by Apple to purchase the Bundle for
resale to End Users and/or to other authorized resellers.
1.18 "Subsidiary" means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited
liability company or other legal entity at least fifty-one percent (51%) of
whose outstanding shares, securities or other ownership rights representing the
right to vote for the election of directors or other managing authority are
owned or controlled directly or indirectly, by another company.
2. RIGHT TO COPY AND DISTRIBUTE
2.1 Rights Granted. Developer hereby grants to Apple a nonexclusive
license, as to each Program, to: (a) make or have made Program Copies from the
Program Master, in the media form specified in the corresponding Exhibit 1; (2)
make or have made copies of the Documentation from the Documentation Master (if
applicable, pursuant to Exhibit 2); (3) assemble the Program Copies and
corresponding Documentation in Bundles for distribution; (4) distribute the
Program Copies to Customers in the Distribution Area as part of a Bundle; and
(5) to, directly or indirectly, do all acts reasonably necessary for the
marketing, distribution, and sale of the Bundle. Additionally, Apple will have
the right to copy, use and distribute, at no cost, a reasonable number of
Program Copies of each Program, as part of its software compatibility testing
and/or its sales/marketing demonstration programs. Developer authorizes Apple
to grant (a) to Apple's Subcontractor any of the rights granted Apple by this
Section 2.1; and (b) to Apple's Resellers any of the same rights to market,
distribute and sell the Program(s) as part of a Bundle, including the right to
distribute to other Resellers.
2.2 No Obligation. Apple shall have no obligation to distribute the
Program, either as part of a bundle or a standalone unit, with any specific
Apple Hardware or Apple Software or to distribute any given number of Program
2.3 Developer's Ownership. Developer retains all rights, title, and
interest to: (i) each Program; (ii) Developer's service marks, trademarks
and/or trade names; and (iii) all copyrights, patent rights or trade secret
rights associated with each of the Programs and the Documentation.
2.4 Copyright and Trademark Rights. In connection with Apple's marketing
and distribution of the Bundle, Developer grants to Apple, Apple's
Subcontractors and Apple's Resellers the non-exclusive, non transferable right
during the term of Apple's rights of distribution under this Agreement to use
(1) all copyrighted materials contained in the Program(s) (including but not
limited to screen shots from the Program(s)), the Documentation, and any
packaging or other materials provided by Developer and (2) all trademarks
associated with the Program(s).
2.5 Limitations on Use. Apple shall not use or duplicate any Program for
any purpose other than as specified in this Agreement. Apple shall not
disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, modify or otherwise change any part of
3. DEVELOPER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1 Transfer of Master Copies. The Developer shall provide to Apple or
Apple's Subcontractor, at no cost, the Program Master and, if Apple is
responsible for reproduction of the Documentation, the Documentation Master,
both according to the Schedule set forth in the corresponding Exhibit 2.
3.2 Program Compatibility. The Developer shall verify the compatibility
of the Program with the Apple system software version defined in the
corresponding Exhibit 2. Upon request, Developer's test methodology and a brief
summary of the test results shall be provided to Apple. Developer shall provide
to Apple, at no cost, a reasonable number of additional copies of the Program
for testing. Apple shall have the right to test each Program for compatibility
with the Apple Hardware, Apple Software and/or any third party product to be
bundled with the Program. Apple's acceptance of the Program for inclusion in
the Bundle ("Acceptance") shall be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of
all compatibility testing, as determined by Apple in its sole discretion.
3.3 Developer's Points of Contact. As set forth in Exhibit 2, Developer
has identified its primary contact, together with a list of its representatives
having responsibility for resolution of increasingly critical issues related to
this Agreement. In the event of any change in names of these points of contact,
Developer will immediately notify Apple of the replacement representative.
3.4 Delivery of Purchased Documentation. If printed copies of the
Documentation are to be purchased from Developer pursuant to the corresponding
Exhibit 2, upon receipt of an authorized purchase order from Apple or Apple's
Subcontractor, Developer will deliver the number of requested copies of the
Documentation to the address indicated. Documentation shall be delivered on or
before the shipment date set forth in the purchase order. In addition,
Developer will provide Apple, at no cost, with advance copies of the
Documentation according to the schedule set forth in the corresponding Exhibit2.
3.5 End User Support. Developer will provide End Users with the same
level of support normally provided to customers who purchase its Program through
Developer's standard primary distribution channels. This includes, but is not
limited to, providing Program upgrades, technical support and related materials.
Apple is under no obligation to provide any End User support or training for any
Program. All End User support requests received by Apple will be referred to
3.6 Technical Support and Training. Developer will provide reasonable
technical support and training to Apple or Apple's Subcontractor, if requested
by Apple. As set forth in Exhibit 2, Developer has identified its
representative(s) having primary responsibility for coordinating/resolving
technical support issues related to the Program. In the event that Apple elects
to participate in the resolution of an End User's technical problem, the
Developer shall provide a problem resolution/response plan to Apple within 2
working days of Apple's request.
3.7 Program Revisions. If Developer plans to revise a Program and
distribute such revised version to Developer's customers, at any time during the
term of this Agreement and for a period of ninety (90) days thereafter,
Developer will submit a summary of the intended functional Program revisions to
Apple at least ninety
(90) days prior to the schedule release of the revision. Developer will make
the revised version of the Program available to Apple upon release of its golden
master from engineering, but in no event later than its production release date,
and under the same terms and conditions as the original versions licensed to
4. FEES AND PAYMENT
4.1 Royalty Fees. Apple or Apple's Subcontractor will pay to Developer a
royalty for each Program Copy. The royalty fee shall be the amount set forth in
the corresponding Exhibit 1 minus any applicable withholding required by the
taxing authority of the country in which the Bundle is distributed (the "Royalty
Fee"). Payment will be made either by Apple's Subcontractor based on units
manufactured and shipped into Apple's Distribution Centers or by Apple based on
units sold into the distribution channel. Apple's and Apple's Subcontractor's
royalty obligation will accrue on the date of sale to Apple's Customer; however,
royalty payments to Developer for any quarter will not be due until 45 days
after the end of that quarter, based on the applicable Quarterly Report pursuant
to Section 4.3. Developer may seek payment from Apple if Apple's subcontractor
fails to make payment under this Section 4.1.
4.2 Withholding Tax on Royalties. Developer acknowledges that if an
Apple Subsidiary is required by any taxing authority in any country in which the
Bundle is distributed to pay a withholding tax on royalties paid for the
Program, the Developer will be subject to and liable for such withholding tax.
The Developer acknowledges that the Apple Subsidiary will act as withholding
agent and remit the applicable withholding tax to the applicable taxing
authority on behalf of the Developer, notwithstanding that Developer may receive
Royalty Fees directly from Apple. In such instance, the payment of the Royalty
Fee by Apple to Developer will be made by Apple as agent of the Apple
4.3 Royalty Reporting. As to each Program covered by this Agreement,
Apple or Apple's Subcontractor shall maintain complete and accurate records of
the following: (i) the number of Bundles which are either manufactured and
shipped to distribution or sold into the Channel; (ii) the number of Program
Copies which are Reconfigured pursuant to Section 4.5(a); (iii) the number of
Customer Returns pursuant to Section 4.5(b); and (iv) the amount of any
applicable withholding required by the taxing authority in the countries in
which the Bundle is distributed pursuant to Section 4.2. Within forty-five (45)
days after the close of each calendar quarter, Apple and/or Apple's
Subcontractor shall submit a report ("Quarterly Report") to the Developer
listing the above information, by each of these four categories, for the
4.4 Royalty Payments. Apple or Apple's Subcontractor shall include with
each Quarterly Report a royalty payment in accordance with Section 4.1 and 4.5.
4.5 Royalty Credits. Apple and Apple's Subcontractor will be entitled to
receive credits against its royalty payment obligations based on reconfiguration
of Bundles and Reseller and End User returns as follows:
(a) Product Reconfiguration. Apple may, at any time and in its sole
discretion, elect to reconfigure its inventory items by removal of the Program
Copies from existing Bundles ("Reconfiguration"). In such event, Apple or
Apple's Subcontractor shall report in its
Quarterly Report the number of Reconfigurations during the prior quarter. No
other notice of Reconfigurations will be required to be given to Developer.
(b) Returns. Apple may at any time, in its discretion, accept the
return of (opened or unopened) Bundles from Resellers and End Users ("Returns").
In such event, Apple or Apple's Subcontractor shall report on its Quarterly
Report the number of Returns during the prior quarter. No other notice of
Returns will be required to be given to Developer.
(c) Net Royalty Credits. Apple and Apple's Subcontractor will be
entitled to receive a credit on its quarterly payment obligation equal to the
number of Reconfigurations and Customer Returns, up to a total of one hundred
(100) units in the prior quarter times the applicable Royalty Fee. If, in any
quarter, Apple does not owe the Developer a sum equal to or greater than the
total credits due as a result of Reconfigurations and/or Returns, Developer
shall pay to Apple the net credit amount within forty-five (45) days from the
date of the Quarterly Report.
(d) Expiration/Termination. Upon expiration or termination of this
Agreement, Apple and Apple's Subcontractor will have the right to submit reports
on, and obtain royalty credits for, up to one hundred (100) units of
Reconfigurations and Returns occurring within ninety (90) days after said
expiration or termination. Developer shall pay all credits to Apple or Apple's
Subcontractor within forty-five (45) days from the date of such reports.
4.6 Right to Audit. The Developer shall have the right at its expense and
on thirty (30) days written notice, to have an independent certified public
accountant audit the records of Apple or Apple's Subcontractor to verify the
information provided in the Quarterly Reports. Records subject to audit under
this section shall extend no more than three (3) years prior to the request
date. If, as a result of such audit, an underpayment is verified Apple or
Apple's Subcontractor will rectify payment of inconsistencies or mistakes within
thirty (30) days, and, if greater than ten percent (10%) underpayment for any
reporting period is found, also reimburse Developer for the cost of the audit.
The Developer may exercise its right to audit no more than once per year unless
an underpayment of over ten percent (10%) has been discovered in the prior
audit. In such cases, the Developer shall have the right to audit once every
three months until the results of the last audit show less than a ten percent
(10%) underpayment. Audit scheduling shall be by mutual agreement between Apple
or Apple's Subcontractor and the Developer, and all audits must be completed
within five working days. Upon completion of the audit the independent
certified public accountant shall provide a copy of the report to Apple or
Apple's Subcontractor. Developer acknowledges and agrees that all such records
of Apple or Apple's Subcontractor shall be considered Confidential Information
and shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 8 of this
4.7 Documentation Fee. If Apple or Apple's Subcontractor will purchase
hard copy Documentation from Developer pursuant to the applicable Exhibit 2,
Developer will be entitled to the fee stated therein for each hard copy of the
delivered by Developer pursuant to this Agreement ("Documentation Fee").
Documentation Fees will be due within forty-five (45) days of invoice.
Developer will not be entitled to any Documentation-related fees if, instead,
Apple or Apple subcontractor is responsible for the copying or hard copy
reproduction of the Documentation pursuant to the applicable Exhibit 2.
4.8 Documentation Returns. Unless otherwise noted, for a period of
ninety (90) days after the expiration or other termination of this Agreement,
Apple or Apple's Subcontractor may return Documentation in Apple's or Apple's
Subcontractor's inventory that has been purchased from Developer. Developer
shall, within thirty (30) days refund or credit Apple or Apple's Subcontractor
an amount equal to the purchase price for such Documentation (per the
corresponding Exhibit 2) times the number of copies of such Documentation
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1 Ownership. Developers represents and warrants: (i) that it is the
owner of, or has obtained a license from the owner of, all right, title and
interest, including copyright, if any, in and to all preexisting images, icons,
characters, graphics, sounds, music, photographs, recordings, video, film,
animation, cartoons, illustrations, accompanying text, captions, scripts, or
related materials in each of the Program(s) and Documentation, or that the
preexisting images, icons, characters, graphics, sounds, music, photographs,
recordings, video, film, animation, cartoons, illustrations, accompanying text,
captions, scripts, or related materials in each of the Program(s) and
Documentation are within the public domain and not subject to the protections of
copyright law; (ii) that it has obtained or will obtain prior to delivery under
this Agreement, all licenses and releases required to enable Apple to exercise
the license granted in this Agreement, including without limitation, the release
of each person or organization whose name, voice, likeness, portrayal,
impersonation or performance is included in any Program or Documentation; and
(iii) that it has not previously granted and will not grant any rights in any
Program to any third party inconsistent with the rights granted to Apple herein.
5.2 Program Warranty to Apple. Developer warrants that each of the
Programs will perform substantially in accordance with the Documentation for one
year after delivery of the Program Master.
5.3 Program Warranty to Customer Developer shall provide the sole
warranty to the Customer pertaining to the performance of each Program, which
warranty shall provide, at a minimum, that the Program is capable of
substantially performing the functions described in the Documentation. In
addition, if Apple or Apple's Subcontractor is to purchase Program Copies from
Developer rather than reproducing them from the Program Master, then Developer
shall provide the sole warranty to the Customer pertaining to the media upon
which the Program resides. Developer will incorporate this warranty or
warranties into the Program Master and/or the Documentation Master delivered to
Apple or Apple's Subcontractor (or, if Apple or Apple's Subcontractor purchases
the Documentation from Developer rather than reproducing it from the
Documentation Master, into the Documentation). In no event shall Apple be
liable to the Developer for any failure by a Customer to comply with the terms
and conditions of any end-user license agreement for the Program.
5.4 No Apple Program Warranty. Apple shall not provide any warranty
to Customer with respect to the Program, including, without limitation any
warranty related to Program content or functionality, or any warranty against
viruses or bugs contained in the Program. In no event will Apple be responsible
to Customer for any damage caused by any Program. Apple may provide a limited
warranty on the media on which the Program Copy resides when it is Apple's or
Apple's Subcontractor responsibility to reproduce the Program Copy onto media
from the Program Master.
5.5 Replacement Copies of the Program. In the event that Apple or an
Apple authorized service provider elects to provide Customer with a replacement
for a defective or damaged Program Copy, no additional fee will be due Developer
for the replacement copy or the related Documentation.
6.1 Proprietary Rights Indemnity. Developer agrees to defend, indemnify
and hold harmless Apple and Apple's affiliates, directors, officers, employees,
agents and contractors from any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs,
expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees), judgments or settlement amounts
arising out of or in connection with any claim that the marketing, sale or use
of a Program infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy
right, right of publicity or other proprietary right of a third party.
6.2 Duty to Correct. If any Program becomes or is likely to become the
subject of a claim or action covered by Section 6.1 Developer will, at its
expense, either: (i) procure for Apple the past right to make, use and sell and
the future right to continue to make, use and sell the Program or (ii) replace
or modify the Program to make it non-infringing, provided that the same function
is performed by the replacement or modified Program to Apple's satisfaction. If
Developer reasonably believes that the past and future rights to continue to
make, use and sell cannot be procured and the Program cannot be replaced or
modified at reasonable expense, Developer may discontinue the Program by notice
to Apple, whereupon Apple will cease further marketing and distribution of that
Program and the Agreement will be terminated partially as to that Program.
6.3 General Indemnity. Developer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold
harmless Apple, and Apple's affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents
and contractors, from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities,
costs, expenses (including costs and reasonable fees of attorneys and other
professionals), judgments or settlement amounts arising out of or in connection
with a claim that any of the Program(s) caused injury or damage to persons or
property, or a claim that any Program failed to perform as represented or was
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR
RELATING TO BREACH OR FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF THAT
PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Apple's total
liability (i.e., the total liability of Apple Computer and all Apple
subsidiaries) for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in contract,
tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall in no event exceed the
amount paid by Apple (i.e., Apple Computer and all Apple subsidiaries) to
Developer pursuant to this Agreement.
8.1 Disclosure: Standard of Care. The parties acknowledge that, in the
course of performance of their obligations under this Agreement, each party may
disclose Confidential Information to the other. Each party will protect the
other's Confidential Information from unauthorized dissemination and use with
the same degree of care that each such party uses to protect and safeguard its
own like information, but not less than the degree of care that would be
exercised by a prudent person given the sensitivity and strategic value of such
Confidential Information. Confidential Information shall be disclosed only to
the employees of the recipient who have a "need to know" and who have executed
an internal nondisclosure agreement at least as restrictive as the terms of this
Agreement. Developer shall not disclose any Confidential Information to any
third party without first obtaining Apple's written consent to such disclosure.
8.2 No Warranties, Reproductions or Liability. In furnishing any
Confidential Information hereunder, Apple makes no warranty, guarantee or
representation, either express or implied (a) as to the adequacy, accuracy,
sufficiency or freedom from defect of such Confidential Information, or (b) that
the use or reproduction of any Confidential Information received hereunder shall
be free from any patent, trade secret or copyright infringement.
9. TERM AND TERMINATION
9.1 Term. This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date, shall
continue in full force and effect for a period of one (1) year, and shall be
automatically renewed thereafter for successive one (1) year periods unless
notice of intent not to renew is received by either party at least ninety (90)
days days prior to the commencement of any subsequent term.
9.2 Termination Without Cause. Apple shall have the right to terminate
this Agreement at will, with or without cause, upon thirty (30) days written
9.3 Termination For Cause. Either party will have the right to terminate
this Agreement immediately upon written notice at any time if:
(a) The other party is in material breach of any term, condition or
covenant of this Agreement other than those contained in Section 8.1 and fails
to cure that breach within thirty (30) days after written notice of such breach;
(b) The other party is in material breach of any term, condition or
covenant of this Agreement contained in Section 8.1; or
(c) The other party: (i) becomes insolvent; (ii) fails to pay its
debts or perform its obligations in the ordinary course or business as they
mature; or (iii) makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors.
9.4 Archiving/Destruction of Program Master Copies. Upon expiration or
termination of this Agreement, Apple or, if applicable, Apple's Subcontractor,
shall archive or destroy each Program Master and, if applicable, each
Documentation Master received from Developer.
9.5 Right to Distribute After Termination. Upon expiration or
termination other than for cause of the Agreement and subject to payment
obligations in Section 4, Apple and Apple's Subcontractor shall continue to have
the right to (a) distribute Program Copies of the Program(s) until the end of
the product life cycle of all Bundles current at the time of termination or
expiration; and (b) distribute all Bundles in inventory until such bundles are
10. GENERAL TERMS
10.1 Nonexclusivity. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent either
party from entering into a similar agreement with any other party. This
Agreement shall not be construed to restrict either party from engaging in any
activities with respect to the other party's competitors' products or services.
10.2 Relationship of the Parties. In all matters relating to this
Agreement, Apple is an independent contractor. Neither party will represent
that it has any authority to assume or create any obligation, express or
implied, on behalf of the other party. Nothing stated in this Agreement shall
be construed as constituting Apple and Developer as partners or joint venturers,
or as creating the relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent,
master and servant, or licensor and licensee between Apple and Developer.
10.3 No Assignment. This Agreement is not assignable by either party
without the prior written consent of the other party. The provisions of this
Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their
successors, and permitted assigns.
10.4 Notice. All notices sent to Apple shall be sent to the following
Apple Computer, Inc.
One Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
ATTN: Susan Priore
Software Business Management
And copied to the following address:
Apple Computer, Inc.
900 E. Hamilton Ave.
Campbell, CA 95009
ATTN: LAW DEPARTMENT
10.5 Governing Law/Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, except that
body of law known as Conflicts of Law. All actions or proceedings arising
directly or indirectly between the parties, other than those for injunctive
relief, shall be litigated in courts located within the County of Santa Clara,
California. Developer consents to the jurisdiction thereof and agrees not to
disturb such choice of forum. If Developer is not a resident of California,
Developer waives the personal service of any and all process upon it, and agrees
that all such service
or process may be made by certified or registered mail, return receipt
requested, addressed to Developer.
10.6 Severability. In the event that any of the provisions of this
Agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction
to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this Agreement shall
remain in full force and effect and shall be construed so as to best effectuate
the intention of the parties in executing it.
10.7 No Waiver Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this
Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to thereafter enforce that
or any other provision of this Agreement.
10.8 Survival. Any obligations which either expressly or by their nature
are to continue after the termination or expiration of this Agreement shall
survive and remain in effect.
10.9 Modification. Any modifications of this Agreement must be in
writing and signed by both parties hereto.
10.10 Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable for any failure or
delay in the performance of an obligation hereunder on account of strikes,
riots, fires, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental action, or any other
cause which is beyond the reasonable control of such party.
10.11 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement
between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and any and all
written or oral Agreements heretofore existing between the parties are expressly
canceled. Developer acknowledges that it is not entering this Agreement on the
basis of any representations not expressly contained herein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed by
their duly authorized representatives.
NETTAXI ONLINE APPLE COMPUTER, INC.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, PRODUCT PRICING AND DISTRIBUTION
Program Name/Version Price Per Copy
Internet the City V1.0 $ 1.00
For Macintosh (2 CD's)
Registration Card -0-
Software License Agreement
All Apple Customers
Media Type(s): ___ Floppy X CD ___ Zip ______ Other
1) Developer shall provide all artwork required to duplicate the Documenation
to Apple or Apple's Subcontractor and grand Apple and Apple's Subcontractor
the right to duplicate the Documentation for distribution in the Bundle.
Fees for the Documentation shall be paid by Apple or Apple's Subcontractor
directly to the printer(s) with no fee for the Documentation due to the
developer. Apple shall have financial liability for all inventory of the
Documentation duplicated by Apple or Apple's Subcontractor a nd shall give
up the right to return such Documentation as stated in Section 4.3 and 4.4
of the Agreement. In the event that Apple or Apple's subcontractor choose
to purchase the Documentation directly from the Developer, the price shall
be negotiated and agreed to betwwen the parties at that time.
Program Name/Version Deliverables Schedule
--------------------- ------------ --------
Internet the City V1.0 Compatibility Testing Complete 11/13/97
Program Copies for Testing 11/14/97
Program Master 11/14/97
Documentation Master 11/14/97
Hard Copy Documentation (#_____) N/A
THE PROGRAM MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING:
APPLE'S SYSTEM SOFTWARE VERSION 8.0 AND 8.1
Primary Contact: Bob Rositano, 408-879-9880, email@example.com
Developer's Technical Representative
Primary Technical Support Representative:
Brian Stroh, 888-879-9880, firstname.lastname@example.org
SMITH & ASSOCIATES
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Re: "Internet the City" CD-ROM
We understand the current situation concerning Apple's current contract with
Simply Interactive, Inc. and are conveying to you in writing what has transpired
over the course of the last 60 days.
Simply Interactive, Inc. (the Company) was acquired as of (August 6, 1997)
pursuant to default provisions entered into between Simply Interactive, Inc. and
SSN properties (a California Corporation) all assets, product, contracts, and
intellectual property rights then became the assets of SSN properties.
During the course of this transaction SSN entered into an agreement to then
sell, assign, grant and convey all property/contract rights to NETTAXI Online
Communities, Inc. (a Delaware Corporation).
The conveyance and transfer of these assets includes "Internet the City" CD-ROM
software, and any excising contracts relating to the software that were
currently established and held by Simply Interactive, Inc. "re: Apple Computer
As of November 1, SSN properties has transferred and conveyed all property,
software, and contract rights to NETTAXI Online Communities, Inc. From this day
forward NETTAXI at its sole discretion may amend, transfer, or establish new
contracts/relationships with any and all vendors relating to Simply Interactive,
Inc. or the "Internet the City" CD-ROM software.
NETTAXI is in good standing and is a Delaware Corporation. Current officers of
the company are:
Robert A. Rositano Jr. Chairman/CEO Company Address:
Dean Rositano President/COO 2165 S. Bascom Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
888 879 9880
Customer Service Contact: Brian Stroh 408 879 9880
Should you require any further information or documentation please advise the
undersigned and it will be forthcoming.
Very truly yours,
/S/ John Holt Smith
John Holt Smith