Re: Package copyright problems
Scripsit Benjamin A'Lee <email@example.com>
> On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 12:22 +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
>> Scripsit Jesse van den Kieboom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > Copyright (c) 1992, 1995, 1996 Xerox Corporation. All rights
>> > reserved.
>> > Any distribution of this software or derivative works must comply
>> > with all applicable United States export control laws.
>> This is a non-free condition.
> Surely it'd only be non-free if it said "must comply with United States
> export control laws"? Outside the US, US export laws are not
> applicable, so the condition doesn't apply.
Are you sure that the US Congress will never make a law that defines
itself as being applicable everywhere?
Even so, breaking the law in USA ought to result in only criminal
charges. To threaten additional civil suits for breach of license is
an additional condition, I think.
Henning Makholm "They want to be natural, the anti-social
little beasts. They just don't realize that
everyone's good depends on everyone's cooperation."