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

On Saturday 10 September 2005 18:54, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Sep 09, George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> wrote:
> > Debian has always been full of software licensed that way ;-) Now you
> > want (unintentially) to leave possible holes thru new 'a-la sco insane
> > cases' to enter the scene... all over the world.
> Not "now". Debian (and I think every other distribution) has been
> distributing software with this kind of licenses for years, without any
> apparent ill effect on users.

Not true. Many licenses that failed to comply with DFSG [0] has not been 
accepted. Many packages entered the Debian archive by incident has been 
removed. Past experience shows that licenses having choice of venue has been 
avoided [0][1].

> And do not forget that there are many places (e.g. California) which
> allow big companies (e.g. the MPAA or Adobe) to sue there people from
> other states or countries (e.g. people accused to violate the DMCA)
> without even the need for a license... If you look at the big picture,
> choice of venue clauses are not much important.

Simple. This is where choice of venue enters the scene. If you think it is 
'not much important' then argue with the license creator to remove it as 
well. Since it is obvious you are not a lawyer I doubt you know that such 
words make things important in lawsuits and suddenly 'very much unlikely' and 
'very much important' becomes 'Yes'.

[0] http://people.debian.org/~mjr/licences.html
[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/01/msg00533.html

Note: I wont reply to all your redundant mails, you can find the answers in 
past discussions. 

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