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Re: non-free license review + question for ftp-master

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 09:29:45 +1100 Ben Finney wrote:

> Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> writes:
> > On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:16:11 +1100 Ben Finney wrote:
> > One thing that was not yet pointed out is that this license, besides
> > the other issues, also has a choice of venue clause.  This means
> > that even distributing it in non-free could be seen as a bad idea...
> I know that many consider choice-of-venue clauses to make a work
> non-free. I'm not aware of any arguments that mean we can't even
> distribute such a work in non-free (i.e. not distribute the work at
> all).

Well, IIRC, it was argued that such a restriction could be seen as
problematic for mirrors operators.
At least, if *I* were a mirror operator, I would feel really
uncomfortable in accepting such a clause!

But it is also tradition that times *must* and always
do change, my friend.   -- from _Coming to America_
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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