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

Scripsit "Andrew Donnellan" <ajdlinux@gmail.com>
> On 6/4/06, Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
>> Scripsit Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>
>> > 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?

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

>> It says specifically that U.S. export and import control laws are
>> axiomatically part of the laws one has to respect. Demanding that is a
>> non-free condition.

> ***all applicable laws and regulations***

***including all export and import control laws of the U.S. government***

This clause _defines_ that US export laws are "applicable".

> It says including as part of applicable, I don't see it as non-free.

Defining that US export laws are applicable no matter whether they
would be without the license is very highly non-free.

Henning Makholm                            "What a hideous colour khaki is."

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