Re: ocaml, QPL and the DFSG: Choice of venue argumentation.
Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 12:59:33PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> | Choice of Law
> | This license is governed by the Laws of France. Disputes shall be
> | settled by the Court of Versailles.
> Ok, this is the last point of contention. The choice of laws seems to be
> acceptable, and the choice of venue seems to be the only thing under
> discussion, altough the DFSG doens't make any mention of it.
> I would thus consider it to be a minor inconvenience to any honest recipient
> of the
> software, and have a hard time realising that this would be an insurmentable
> cost in any case, beyond a few international phone calls, letters or other
> ways of remote conferencing.
> The cost of hiring a lawyer in france local to the Court of
> Versailles is probably less or similar to the cost of hirinig a
> lawyer of similar competence and fluent in the Laws of France, in a
> country local to the defendent.
If I don't speak or read French (or English), it is going to be rather
difficult to find a lawyer in France.