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Submission + - Dropbox Responds with Updated TOS

mrtwice99 writes: Dropbox has heard the concerns of its users and updated the TOS:

By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent reasonably necessary for the Service. This license is solely to enable us to technically administer, display, and operate the Services. You must ensure you have the rights you need to grant us that permission.

Still not sure about that last sentence, but the changes they made (in bold) are a huge improvement. Kudos to the management for actually caring about what its customers think.

Submission + - Dropbox TOS Includes Broad Copyright License (dropbox.com)

mrtwice99 writes: Dropbox recently updated their TOS, Privacy Policy, and Security Overview. Included in the TOS is the following statement:

By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent we think it necessary for the Service.

I think Dropbox is a great service, but what is the significance of granting them such broad usage rights?

Submission + - Recommended SAS Time Tracking Company for SMB 1

mrtwice99 writes: I am involved in a small IT company and we would like a better time tracking solution than Quickbooks provides. However, we have pretty specific fields that we need to capture on the time entries themselves: location work is performed, not-billed reason, class/division, and issue/ticket #. That is in addition to the normal fields you would find such as: organization, project, task, employee, notes, etc. Employees should be able to add a customer or project on the fly. Importing/exporting customers, projects/jobs, items/tasks from/to Quickbooks would be very helpful. It would also be nice if the service provided desktop and mobile phone clients that interface with their service. Fields on time entries need to be able to be bulk updated from the admin interface, i.e. I need to be able to change time entries from "unbilled" to "billed" with ease.

I have tried all 10 services that come up on the first page of a good search along with a few others. ClickTime got close, but its really not going to work. So does Slashdot have a suggestion? Building it ourselves is our next step, but we would prefer to spend our development efforts elsewhere.

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