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Re: Debian OpenSolaris port, exchange with Sun folks in webforum/MailingList

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 10:47:59PM +1000, Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:
> > These two do not appear to be compatible (unless you think a license
> > can be "free" with a venue choice that you do not consider "sane"), so
> > I must have misunderstood one of them. Could you elaborate, please?

> If we replace "sane" with "enforcable" (which is what I think the OP was
> getting at) then they are in fact compatible. A license does not become
> non-free if it contains unenforcable components, unless it contains a component
> that specifies that any unenforcable clause voids the whole license.

But choice-of-venue clauses, at least in contracts, *are* enforceable in
some significant jurisdictions -- like the one which hosts

So their freeness is still an issue.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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