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Re: PBS License

John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu> writes:

> Of course, part of the FUD is courtesy of the FSF...
> http:////www.gnu.org/philosophy/ucita.html

Um, that's not FUD, though it's a little F.  But it's why UCITA is a
bad law.  It's not why we can't use a free software license that
involves a choice-of-law in a UCITA state.

And the reason it's bad law has not much to do with the present issue,
and certainly not because it changes the meanings of words or the
interpretation of licenses.  The instant problem with it is that it
imposes mandatory warranties of a certain sort.  

The bit about shrink-wrap licenses you also misunderstood.  The fact
that people used to agree to the PBS license by shrink-wrap is not
relevant.  The point about shrink-wrap is that if you have a
shrink-wrap license, there are things you can do to avoid the
automatic warranty provisions.  

UCITA is a problem, but not a problem which people can't understand,
and not a problem which somehow magically infects any license that
mentions a state that passed UCITA.  


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