Question regarding a new local license approach

Bjorn Reese breese at
Fri Mar 11 18:55:08 UTC 2005

Walter van Holst wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 04:15:16 -0500, Chuck Swiger <chuck at> wrote:
>>Can you write an open-source software license which is valid not just
>>under Australian law, but is OK with Dutch law, US law, and everywhere
> To cut a very long story short: no.

Wouldn't it be possible to make conditional terms depending on
which jurisdiction the licensee is under? For example:

   For licensees under Dutch jurisdiction the following applies:
   "Insert standard Dutch disclaimer here"

   For licensees under Australian jurisdiction the following
   applies: "Insert standard Australian disclaimer here"

It's messy, I know, but a possibility?

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