[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [Fwd: Debian and CDDL and DFSG]

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:

> Nobody can or will *stop* someone else from lying.  But the liar can
> face penalties from the legal system: sanctions; liability for
> malicious prosecution and/or perjury; for the lawyer, potential
> disbarment.  These go away if the license explicitly permits one side
> to be evil in this way.

And choice of venue makes absolutely no difference here. Either the 
licensor is evil (in which case they'll end up losing and having to pay 
damages, providing that the licensee has had sufficient money to pay for 
the entire costs of the case) - or the licensor is correct in their 
lawsuit, in which case choice of venue merely lets them defend 
themselves more sensibly.

Discriminating against choice of venue has no significant cost to evil
licensors, but hurts wronged licensors.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

Reply to: