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Re: Zimbra and Yahoo Public License

I raised this in the past as we use Zimbra internally. The main objection at that time was "choice of venue", which has been discussed at length.

I continue to hold the view that establishing the legal venue gives clarity to the contractual structure of the agreement in a positive way. Its better to have the contract explicitly define which legal "operating system" it is designed to execute in. Otherwise, the language of the contract may be interpreted in a way radically different than the intent with which it was framed.

My opinion is currently not the popular one. It just makes rational sense in my mind.

----- "Cedric Fachinetti" wrote:

> I quoted Allard Hoeve March 2008:
> We'd like to try to package Zimbra for Debian.
> Zimbra is at http://www.zimbra.com/. It is distributed according to the Yahoo Public License, which you can read at http://www.zimbra.com/license/yahoo_public_license_1.1.html  Is the Yahoo Public License DFSG-compatible?
> I haven't found anything that made me believe otherwise but the license does state for example: "Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, __Yahoo!__ hereby grants to You, under any and all of its copyright interest in and to the Software, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to copy, modify, compile, execute, and distribute the Software and Modifications."
> What does the debian-legal community think?

Ean Schuessler, CTO Brainfood.com
ean@brainfood.com - http://www.brainfood.com - 214-720-0700 x 315

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