Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
- To: selussos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
- From: MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 02:13:56 +0000
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On 2004-03-08 00:57:38 +0000 selussos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
All of you have stated, endlessly, that you are not lawyers, and that
obviously the case since many of your questions deal with 'fair use'
the U.S. Copyright law. I would ask that you familiarize with that
definition and you will find that answers most, if not all, of your
I am not in the United States. Copyright law here has no "fair use"
term in it, only a restricted "fair dealing" provision. We cannot rely
on the US copyright law's "fair use" contradicting your licence terms
in a way that makes it a free software licence. I ask that you
familiarise yourself with this basic problem of copyright and free
software. Software that is "free only for US residents" isn't free
software (or "open source" AIUI).
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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