Question regarding 2.1 and 2.3 in the SDK license agreement

Hello, the Steinberg VST Plug-In SDK Licensing Agreement (Version “3.6.6– 17.06.2016”) contains the following two clauses:

2.1.1 Steinberg hereby grants to the Licensee a non-exclusive, worldwide, nontransferable license during the term of this agreement to use the Licensed Software Developer Kit solely [to] publish, sell or otherwise distribute a Product under his own brand name that is using parts or all of the Licensed Software Developer Kit.


2.3 The Licensee has no permission to sell, licence, give-away and/or distribute the Licensed Software Developer Kit or parts of it for the use as software developer kit in any way …

Seeing as the Licensed Software Developer Kit consists of “documentation, example code, and several PlugIn examples” (1.1) aren’t these two clauses at odds? For example, 2.1.1 would seem to indicate that I could publish a product containing example code contained within the SDK, however 2.3 would seem to prohibit that.

Thank you for any clarification you could provide.

2.3 seems to clarify that you can’t distribute the sdk itself, or parts of it, because of the words “for the use as software developer kit”.