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Re: BCFG Public License

On 29 Jul 2006, Michael Poole wrote:
> The license demands that a licensor agree that the US government might
> criminally prosecute him for prohibited exports from the United States
> (the license says "OF GOODS AND/OR TECHNICAL DATA").  Good luck
> arguing against that broad statement; there are plenty of cases where
> goods -- such as military surplus missile launchers -- are export
> controlled with no viable constitutional question and some, probably
> smaller, number of cases where technical data are validly export
> controlled.

So you're saying that the clause would be satisfied if the user agrees that
goods other than the program are subject to export law, even if he believes
the program itself isn't?

I suppose that's a valid way to read it, but it does seem strange.

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