SGI OpenVault

Signal 11 signal11 at
Wed Apr 28 01:43:42 UTC 1999

Gabe Wachob wrote:
> onto the licensee (the end user). If China comes along and says that 
> SGI can't give out that software in China because its illegal, then all
> SGI has to do is withdraw the license for those users in China and
> demand that end users stop using it. SGI simply says "you violated a 
> term of the license, license terminated".

I'm not sure this is making any sense.  The license is a contract, correct?  There are laws that say if the contract is illegal, it is unenforceable.  Putting a provision in there saying "void where prohibited" would neatly cover all the bases, I think.

Am I missing the point?

~ bojay

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