Re: MTL license
On Sep 13, 2004, at 09:13, Raul Miller wrote:
On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 02:49:01AM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
This is choice of venue; it means that, if the licensor wants, he can
force me to trek out to Indiana at whim to defend myself in court,
overriding the normal legal mechanisms for choosing a suitable venue.
I believe most of d-legal considers this to be non-free; I agree.
Of course, it also means that if Microsoft uses a derivative of this in
some proprietary component of Windows that the licensor can avoid
to trek out to Seattle to contest the issue.
You can sue Microsoft in any state in the Union, and probably most
countries in the world, without this clause, too. That's because
Microsoft no doubt does business in your state or country.