Common Public License

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed May 23 19:49:39 UTC 2001

Ravicher, Daniel B. wrote:

> Lastly, the enforceability of such governing law
> provisions depends upon the Choice of Law rules of the particular
> jurisdiction where litigation is filed.

What is known about the enforceability of attempts to opt out of
conflicts rules, as most contracts seem to do these days?

> Therefore, there may have been specific
> reasons why New York law was chosen over other states.

In principle you may be right.  But I'm betting that it's because
the CPL derives from the IBMPL, and IBM is headquartered in
Armonk, N.Y.

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