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

Michael Poole wrote:
Marco d'Itri writes:

vorlon@debian.org wrote:

Is a license that requires micropayments in exchange for distribution rights
free?  If not, why is a cost measured in terms of legal risk imposed by the
license more free than one measured in hundredths of a cent?

Because it's not obviously a "cost".

I have already explained why it *is* a cost.  Choice of venue is a
promise by the licensee to be bound by and to legal processes in the
specified court.  In the US, and probably in any other common law
country, any promise like that -- even a conditional obligation, since
litigation is uncertain -- is a thing of value under contract law.

Weird rhetorical question: What happens when the venue no longer exists? Natural & man-made desasters, political changes, wars, etc all can do pretty mean things to chosen venues.

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