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Re: Choice-of-Venue is OK with the DFSG.

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 03:35:49PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 08:41:57AM -0400, Joe Moore wrote:
> > Sven Luther wrote:
> > >Well, imagine the following case. I have contributed some code to the linux
> > >kernel, if i want to sue SCO over it, i have to go to the US, and ruin 
> > >myself
> > >in lawyer and other such nonsense. This clearly mean that only the rich and
> > >powerfull have the right to get their licence respected, isn't it ? 

> > Are you not aware that SCO is being sued in Germany and Australia?

> > Despite being a US-based company, SCO has a physical presence (i.e. 
> > personal jurisdiction) in every country where it has an office, and 
> > arguably in every location where it either sells its "software"[0]

> Well, did you heard the case where, i think it was california, decided that it
> could sue people all over the world ?

You seem to get a different version of the news than I do; the case I've
heard of involved a Debian developer successfully appealing to the
California Supreme Court, and overturning this jurisdictional claim.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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