Motosoto PL remarks
abe at bixoft.nl
Wed Oct 3 04:43:21 UTC 2001
I've been reading the Motosoto Open Source License.
The following details struck me:
1) the derivation from JOSL is apparent, but
somehow Motosoto managed to garble the
paragraph numbers. Not a real disaster,
2) In the paragraph numbered 5, Motosoto chooses
dutch law as the applicable law, but they retain
the statement about jury trial. Now, I'm not
a lawyer, but I do happen to be dutch and to
*my* (admittedly limited) knowledge, juries
do not exist under dutch law...
What happens if you waive your rights to
non-exisiting entity? Are they voided?
Do their rights become unenforcible?
I have a hunch they are shooting themselves
in the foot (feet?) by applying the
quick-and-dirty method to their changed
version of the Jabber Public License.
Abe F. Kornelis, B.V. Bixoft
Het Jaagpad 63, 3461 HA Linschoten
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