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Re: Zimbra and Yahoo Public License



On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 00:57:37 +0100 Francesco Poli wrote:
[...]

The following parts are the ones that worry me most:

> Yahoo! Public License, Version 1.0 (YPL)
[...] 
>         The
>         U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of
>         Goods shall not apply to this Agreement.

What does this U.N. Convention state?
Do I surrender some rights of mine by agreeing that this Convention
shall not apply?

>         All disputes arising
>         out of this Agreement involving Yahoo! or any of its
>         subsidiaries shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the
>         federal or state courts of northern California, with venue
>         lying in Santa Clara County, California.

This is a choice of venue clause, which is non-free, IMO.
Choice of venue clauses have been discussed to death on debian-legal,
hence I won't restate the reasons why I think they are non-free
restrictions.


The rest of the license seems to be a weak copyleft that's
GPL-incompatible.

My usual disclaimers: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.

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