Re: Adobe open source license -- is this licence free?
> On 1/25/06, Francesco Poli <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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