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Re: discussion with the FSF: GPLv3, GFDL, Nexenta

On Mon, 04 Jun 2007, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> If you get sued and convicted as a private person in a jurisdiction that
> is not yours, there are two possible outcomes:
> * You try to defend yourself, and might win or lose depending on the
>   case. If you go to the jurisdiction where you are being sued, the end
>   result might be that enforcement is likely.
> * You do nothing, and nothing happens

I'm not sure what any of this has to do with choice of venue; the only
thing choice of venue alters is your ability to stop the case in the
initial phases by advertising that venue is improper in that
jursidiction, not your ability to decide that ignoring German law is
the appropriate tactic.

> On top of that, the licensor couldn't even sue me in Belgium, since
> then *I* could invoke the choice-of-venue clause to prevent that.

They'd probably come to Belgium to get the German decision enforced,
actually. They're fairly close, after all.

Don Armstrong

[Who has no idea if these sorts of clauses even work in Germany or

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