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Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MJ Ray" <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>
To: "selussos" <mgr@x-oz.com>
Cc: <debian-legal@lists.debian.org>
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 <mgr@x-oz.com> 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.


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