Re: FWD: Analog licence violates DFSG
Joey Hess writes:
> Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > 1.Any action which is illegal under international or local law is forbidden by
> > > this licence. Any such action is the sole responsibility of the person
> > > committing the action.
> > > [...]
> > I don't follow; maybe I'm just being dense, but section 1 seems like a
> > no-op to me, a cover-your-ass by the attorney who wrote it to cover
> I rather agree.
> It does seem that if you break the law using the software, you've set
> your self up for a legal double whammy -- a criminal trial and a
> license violation suit.
At least under Spanish law (but I guess under almost any local
law), "any action which is illegal [...] is forbiden by the law which
makes it illegal". Therefore, I just see the license as redundant,
since it forbids actions that are already forbidden.
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