Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
----- Original Message -----
From: "MJ Ray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "selussos" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
> 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
> > is
> > obviously the case since many of your questions deal with 'fair use'
> > under
> > 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
> > questions.
> 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).
I am unaware of what AIUI means so I cannot comment on
this at all.