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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 10:24:19PM +1000, Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:30:05PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> >     Any law or regulation which provides that the language of a contract
> >     shall be construed against the drafter shall not apply to this License.
> Can a license exclude application of laws? Maybe there's a jurisdiction which
> has such a law on the books, which _can_ be opted out of, but I doubt such
> exists, as it would defeat the purpose of having that law in the first place.

Under certain limited conditions, yes. Generally, no.

There's a few statutes on the books around the place which say "This
applies to [...] unless waived by both parties" and similar stuff.

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