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Re: Adobe open source license -- is this licence free?



On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:30:32 +0100 Achim Bohnet wrote:

> You may not modify the Documentation.

As already pointed out by Andrew Donnellan, Documentation is non-free:
it actually fails DFSG#3. 

[...]
> 6. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION.
[...]
> Any dispute  arising out of or
> related to this Agreement shall be brought in the courts of  Santa
> Clara County, California, USA.

This is a choice of venue and is considered non-free by many
debian-legal contributors (including me...).

In a nutshell, this choice of venue discriminates against people who
live far away from Santa Clara County, California, USA and thus fail
DFSG#5. Those people can be forced to travel around the planet in order
to defend themselves in a dispute raised by the copyright holder.

[...]
> MetadataFrameworkSDK.09.13.01_10:44
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
> 
> LICENCE DE LOGICIEL LIBRE
[...]

There seem to be two versions of the license: one is drafted in English,
the other in French.
It is not clear to me which version is the official one.
Or are they both official and any of them may be chosen, at the
recipient's option?

Since I'm not qualified to read French legalese, I cannot check if the
two versions have indeed the exact same meaning (which is not easy to
accomplish...).


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