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Re: Licences with mutually exclusive terms

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 05:49:11PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
>> Is it true that a copyright licence with mutually exclusive terms are 
>> non-free?
> As a general rule, it's completely invalid, so you fall back to the
> default position of having no license.
> However, if it contains one of those clauses that says "If any clause
> is rendered invalid for whatever reason then the other clauses remain
> in force" then it's lawyer bait and could mean just about
> anything. There are likely some other specific cases where licenses
> remain partially valid, whatever that means.

What about the ones that say "You must do one of these", giving a
bunch of possibly incompatible options?

Måns Rullgård

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