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Re: Open Software License

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 05:21:48PM -0700, Walter Landry wrote:
> Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 16:16, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > 10) Jurisdiction, Venue and Governing Law. You agree that any lawsuit
> > > arising under or relating to this License shall be maintained in the
> > > courts of the jurisdiction wherein the Licensor resides or in which
> > > Licensor conducts its primary business, and under the laws of that
> > > jurisdiction excluding its conflict-of-law provisions.
> > 
> > Haven't we rejected these clauses before? This is no different than
> > "Under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States" except
> > its much more confusing (where does the licensor live today?)
> I don't think so.  It isn't GPL compatible, which is why there was a
> big fuss about the Python license.  But it wasn't considered non-free.

I've argued that it's non-free, though.

Moreover, from a copyright law perspective, nothing grants a copyright
holder the power to forum-shop.

G. Branden Robinson                |     It just seems to me that you are
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     willfully entering an arse-kicking
branden@debian.org                 |     contest with a monstrous entity
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     that has sixteen legs and no arse.

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