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

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 01:18:55 -0500 Nathanael Nerode wrote:

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

Yes, I agree.
Thanks for clarifying what I wrote.
I apologize for having not stated this so clearly.

> 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.

Well, of course it's something that could be asked to Adobe...

> 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  course.)


Poor documentation! Too often under a much more restrictive license than
executable code!   :-(

    :-(   This Universe is buggy! Where's the Creator's BTS?   ;-)
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