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Re: IBM Public License (again)

Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net> wrote:
> Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > I just spotted a clause which I *really* don't like, however:
> > "Each party waives its rights to a jury trial in any resulting litigation."
> > 
> > That's not a legitimate requirement of a free software license, is it?
> No.  I didn't notice that earlier (mostly because I only looked at the
> clauses the original license review request mentioned), but that clause
> clearly makes the license non-free.

I'm not so sure.  Choice of venue already limits the different ways
that a party can bring suit.  This just says that you have to do it
with a judge or arbitration.  In essence, it is limiting the venue
even more.  But the venue doesn't necessarily favor one party over the

Walter Landry

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