This license is non-free for a number of reasons, including (but not limited to) the limited use clauses, the implication that a corresponding fee for use is required for the permissions to be in force, explicit forbidding of modification, restrictions on use (the "nuclear" clause), and a lack of permission to redistribute.
Occasionally, this license includes "Supplemental License Terms", which could hypothetically resolve the issues with the base license that make it non-free, however, in practice, this is very uncommon. It is more common for these Supplemental License Terms to impose different, but still, non-free restrictions. An example of such Supplemental License Terms is included below, and is non-free because it has a use restriction ("for the sole purpose of adding value and improving the Software for the development of applications") and a modification restriction (the section on the Java API and namespace).
This license text includes a set of Supplemental License Terms, and was taken from the "msv" software component.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. Binary Code License Agreement READ THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY PROVIDED SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSE TERMS (COLLECTIVELY "AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY BEFORE OPENING THE SOFTWARE MEDIA PACKAGE. BY OPENING THE SOFTWARE MEDIA PACKAGE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THE SOFTWARE ELECTRONICALLY, INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS BY SELECTING THE "ACCEPT" BUTTON AT THE END OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THESE TERMS, PROMPTLY RETURN THE UNUSED SOFTWARE TO YOUR PLACE OF PURCHASE FOR A REFUND OR, IF THE SOFTWARE IS ACCESSED ELECTRONICALLY, SELECT THE "DECLINE" BUTTON AT THE END OF THIS AGREEMENT. 1. LICENSE TO USE. Sun grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license for the internal use only of the accompanying software and documentation and any error corrections provided by Sun (collectively "Software"), by the number of users and the class of computer hardware for which the corresponding fee has been paid. 2. 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SUN XML INSTANCE GENERATOR, VERSION 1.0 SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSE TERMS These supplemental license terms ("Supplemental Terms") add to or modify the terms of the Binary Code License Agreement (collectively, the "Agreement"). Capitalized terms not defined in these Supplemental Terms shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement. These Supplemental Terms shall supersede any inconsistent or conflicting terms in the Agreement, or in any license contained within the Software. 1. Software Internal Use and Development License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to Section 4 (Java(TM) Technology Restrictions) of these Supplemental Terms, Sun grants to you, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free and limited license to reproduce, modify, and create derivative works of the Software for the sole purpose of adding value and improving the Software for the development of applications ("Programs"). 2. 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