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Re: PBS License

On 17 Jul 2001, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

>John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu> writes:
>> This solves one of my problems.  The second is more thorny.
>> It seems that the PBS license has the choice of law clause for Virginia, a
>> UCTIA state.  In the past, this was enough to make a license questionable.
>> Is it enough reason to make it non-free on it's own?  Remember, the choice
>> of law thing actually makes a weird sort of sense, as it IS a click-wrap
>> license, and UCTIA gives a click-wrap the force of law.
>What's the "this" you are referring to?  That it has a choice of law
>clause, or that the clause refers to a UCTIA state?

The choice of law in Virginia.  Cf Python 1.6 and web2ldap

>We don't like choice of law clauses, but there's no reason that they
>make something non-free.

No, python 1.6 was undistributable because of GPL hooks, and web2ldap
never made it to distribution


The early worm gets the bird.

Who is John Galt?  galt@inconnu.isu.edu, that's who!

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