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Re: DFSG-freeness of the "CID Font Code Public Licence"

Le vendredi 02 juin 2006 à 16:44 +0200, Francesco Poli a écrit :
> > 6. Compliance with Laws; Non-Infringement. Recipient shall comply with
> > all applicable laws and regulations in connection with use and
> > distribution of the Subject Software, including but not limited to,
> > all export and import control laws and regulations of the U.S.
> > government and other countries.
> Does this mean that I must comply with U.S. laws and regulations even if
> I live in Italy?
> If this is the case, I would say the clause is non-free.

I don't think this is what the clause says. It is just a useless "you
shall respect the law" clause.

> > Any
> > liti- gation relating to this License shall be subject to the
> > exclusive jurisdic- tion of the Federal Courts of the Northern
> > District of California (or, absent subject matter jurisdiction in such
> > courts, the courts of the State of Cali- fornia), with venue lying
> > exclusively in Santa Clara County, California, with the losing party
> > responsible for costs, including without limitation, court costs and
> > reasonable attorneys fees and expenses.
> Choice of venue, which is non-free.

I still think choice of venue is, at best, unenforceable outside the US.
Not everyone here find such clauses to be non-free.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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