Re: Choice of venue, was: GUADEC report
Raul Miller wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 11:13:21AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> ...again the practical outcome to our users is the same - they suddenly
>> discover that they have no right to distribute the software they have.
>> Why do we wish to ensure that they have a freedom that can be revoked at
>> any time anyway? What practical benefit does this offer them?
>I think you're trying to contrast software patents with choice of venue
>clauses. Is that the case? If so, your question is probably shorthand
>for something rather different from what you seem to be asking.
No, I'm trying to suggest that the existence of a license termination
clause isn't necessarily non-free. The thread seems to have wandered
>It's likely that if a software patent were imposed by the author or
>copyright holder of some software that we'd consider that piece of
>software non-free. Is that what you're trying to argue should be the
>case for choice of venue clauses?
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