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



On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 17:17:06 -0400 David Nusinow wrote:

> I think we need to consider the point
> that Matthew has been raising though, that a choice of venue clause
> may be important for a program author to successfully defend their
> copyright. If the justification for this is to be grounded in the
> discrimination clause of the DFSG, we can't choose to discriminate
> against the program's authors. If this is to be grounded in the clause
> about not requiring a fee, we can't require that the program's author
> be forced to take on the burden of such a fee if they need to defend
> their copyright.

Sorry, but it doesn't work that way, AFAICT.

The DFSG are guidelines to determine whether a *right-holder* gives
enough permissions to *licensees*, not whether *Debian* gives enough
permissions to *right-holders*.

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