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

> On 1/25/06, Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> > > 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...).

To be more specific, we generally consider choice-of-venue non-free when it 
applies to suits brought by the copyright holder (/licensor) against other 

It's free when it only applies to suits brought by other people against the 
copyright holder (/licensor).

I don't know if you could get Adobe to change this, but you might actually be 
able to do so.   Usually the writers of such licenses only really care about 
the free case, and haven't thought about the non-free case.

This is the only problem with the license as it applies to the code.  (The 
documentation under the license is non-free because it can't be modified, of 

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