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Re: Draft Summary: MPL is not DFSG free

On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 05:48:23PM -0400, Lex Spoon wrote:
> Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> wrote:
> > I don't know much about the US legal system. How different is this
> > from the ordinary default situation? If I were "a citizen of, or an
> > entity chartered or registered to do business in the United States of
> > America" would I normally be able to safely ignore cases brought
> > against me in Santa Clara County?
> I am wondering this as well.  It might actually be legally *preferable*
> to have a license where choice of venue is specified, because otherwise
> one needs to be prepared to face suits in all kinds of places.

Preferable for licensor or licensee?  The licensor still needs to face suits
everywhere -- not everyone who might sue him/her/it will have agreed to the
licence (and if they have, they'll probably work out some argument to avoid
it).  The licensee is unlikely (probabilistically speaking) to live in the
licensor's choice of venue, so the licensee is screwed anyway.

Not quite sure how putting choice of venue in a free licence helps either
party.  But feel free to expand on your idea.

- Matt

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