Re: DFSG-freeness of the "CID Font Code Public Licence"
Scripsit "Andrew Donnellan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 6/4/06, Henning Makholm <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Scripsit Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.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."