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Re: Choice of venue, was: GUADEC report

Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> wrote:
> If you can show that a particular choice of venue clause has a
> particular problem because of a particular combination of laws or
> legal procedures, then that might be an argument for it not being
> DFSG-free. Otherwise, isn't it sufficient to just mention is as a
> possible risk when the licence is being discussed and leave it at
> that?

I have argued that it may well be *good* for a license to specify choice
of venue.  It is a nice thing to know which laws apply to the agreement,
and that's what a choice of venue clause tells you (at least, to the
point anything is certain in law).

But don't take my advise, however much logic it may be based on.  Just
watch what real lawyers are doing.  Real lawyers seem quite happy with
these clauses, both when offering and accepting them.


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