Re: Adobe open source license -- is this licence free?
On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 04:39:33PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> If it's not a copyleft:
> * the Scotland-venue clause in the original license only applies to claims
> against the original licensor of the original software
> * the French forker uses a license without that clause for his own
> modifications (perhaps with a French court clause). Suits against him, as
> licensor of the modified version, go to his French court.
The result of this taken to the extreme, where lots of contributors from
lots of different countries did this, might not become less free as such,
but would become an unbearable mess (think 50 countries, with 50 choice
of venue clauses, one for each depending on who you want to sue).
(The next thought, of course, is replacing "French" with something like
"the home-country-or-something of the copyright holder", but that's a whole
new ugly bag of worms.)