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Re: Mozilla Public License is non-free: stipulates court venue ?

On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 02:31:44PM -0400, Lex Spoon wrote:
> Just to toss some fuel on the fire, it seems like debian-legal should
> give careful consideration to licenses like this that are written by a
> team of lawyers from a big corporation.  These licenses seem to
> frequently include stipulations about how litigation may
> happen--including choice of venue and who pays for it--and heck, maybe
> it's just good legal hygiene to include these things.  I don't know the
> answers, but it would be a shame if Debian ends up recommending people
> to use *poor* licenses in order for us to consider them to be "free". 
> This would be a good thing to ask an IP lawyer about if any debian-legal
> people get a chance.

Choice of law would fall into this category. I think that choice of
venue would not - it's more a case of lawyers trying to grab
everything they can, to improve the corporate bottom line.

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