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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

Scripsit Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk>

> But that's already possible. The majority (all?) of licenses that we
> ship don't prevent me from being sued arbitrarily.

The majority (all!) of license we ship do not demand that you agree
*in advance* to waive your usual protections against arbitrary
lawsuits in exotic courts.

> The only difference that choice of venue makes is that it
> potentially increases the cost for me.

By orders of magnitude.

> Within the UK alone, I can end up paying fairly large travel fees to
> deal with a court case.

It may be that you do not have any concept of "home court" within the
UK. That does not mean that the rest of the world's Debian users
should be expected to suffer from that fault.

>> I'll agree here ! Then why leave easy targets to lawsuit sharks ?

> How do we protect against that currently?

We protect against leaving easy target by considering software
non-free if its licence demands that you position yourself as an
easier target that you would be without the license.

Henning Makholm                "De kan rejse hid og did i verden nok så flot
                                 Og er helt fortrolig med alverdens militær"

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