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

Matthew Garrett writes:

> Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:
>> Whether the lawsuit is frivolous or not is totally irrelevant.  What
>> is relevant is that the user is required to give up a legal protection
>> he normally has -- for no better reason than the convenience of the
>> copyright holder to sue users.  The cost is particularly aggravated by
>> the fact that we have already seen frivolous claims on the part of
>> copyright owners.
> We've seen frivolous suits against software alleging patent
> infringement. Since the only way we can protect our users from these is
> to stop distributing software, should we do so?

I do not propose we do anything to stop frivolous lawsuits.  I suggest
you reread the paragraph you quoted instead of just the last sentence.

Michael Poole

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