Re: discussion with the FSF: GPLv3, GFDL, Nexenta
On Mon, 04 Jun 2007, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> If I'm in the Netherlands and distribute
> CDDL software to a Belgian citizen while violating the CDDL, the
> copyright holder has to come to the Netherlands, choice-of-venue
> (mostly) notwithstanding.
From the summary:
If the parties, one or more of whom is domiciled in the Community,
have concluded a choice of jurisdiction clause * , the agreed court
will have jurisdiction. The Regulation lays down a number of
formalities that must be observed in such choice of jurisdiction
agreements: the agreement must be in writing, or in a form which
accords with practices which the parties have established between
themselves or, in international trade or commerce, in a form which
accords with a usage of which the parties are aware.
* "Choice of jurisdiction" is a general principle of private
international law under which the parties to a contract are free to
designate a court to rule on any disputes even though that court
might not have had jurisdiction on the basis of the factors
objectively connecting the contract with a particular place.
Dropping non-free would set us back at least, what, 300 packages? It'd
take MONTHS to make up the difference, and meanwhile Debian users will
be fleeing to SLACKWARE.
And what about SHAREHOLDER VALUE?
-- Matt Zimmerman in <gYuD3D.A.ayC.nGB39@murphy>