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Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License

On 2004-03-08 02:46:15 +0000 selussos <mgr@x-oz.com> wrote:

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.

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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