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

On Sun, 29 Jan 2006, Raul Miller wrote:
> Beyond that: if Adobe files in a CA court, even without this clause
> a person is still going to have to deal with that situation somehow.
> And if the action is specious, the person can simply dispute that
> the license is relevant to the action.

The difference is that without this clause, the first step is to claim
that the court in question does not have jurisdiction over the
parties.[1] With this clause, before you can get the court to agree
that California is an improper venue, you have to get the court to
agree that the clause is non-binding.

That in a nutshell is the issue.

I personally would want to know if any software that I am using
contained such a clause so I could avoid using it;[1] I think it
behooves us to do the same for our users.

Don Armstrong

1: I even *live* in California...
Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
 -- Robert Heinlein _Time Enough For Love_ p250

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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