Approval Requested for AFL 1.2 and OSL 1.1
digitaleon at runbox.com
Sat Nov 23 23:43:01 UTC 2002
To OSI License Discussion subscribers,
>> From: Mahesh T Pai <paivakil at vsnl.net>,
> From: Lawrence E. Rosen <lrosen at rosenlaw.com>,
>> Almost every country specifies that suits for damages should be
>> brought at the place of residence / business of the defendant. You
>> can rarely contract out of that.
> That is exactly what I want to contract out of, and I can in many
> jurisdictions. Licensors shouldn't be burdened by having to go to
> courts all over the world where their licensees happen to be.
> Licensees have the choice of licensors, not the other way around, in
> open source software situations.
My question is, have those clauses that specify the jurisdiction in
which all legal matters are handled for a particular package ever been
upheld? Have they ever needed to be? Once again we come back to the
value of case law.
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