Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
- To: selussos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
- From: MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 10:41:30 +0000
- Message-id: <email@example.com>
- In-reply-to: <07bb01c404b8$af52cfb0$2a05a8c0@Persephone>
On 2004-03-08 02:46:15 +0000 selussos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am not in the United States. Copyright law here has no "fair use"
it, only a restricted "fair dealing" provision. We cannot rely on
copyright law's "fair use" contradicting your licence terms in a way
makes it a free software licence. I ask that you familiarise
this basic problem of copyright and free software. Software that is
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.
That's parenthetical, so hardly enough to prevent a comment on the
substantial part: you cannot rely on US "fair use" doctrine combining
with your licence to make it free software.
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