restricting the use of open source software
mdpoole at troilus.org
Mon Mar 28 19:09:48 UTC 2005
Steve Quinn writes:
> I'm not sure anyone is understanding my point. And yet, it is also
> possible that there is nothing to worry about anyway... But, I
> still think that unless my license contains a clause similar to that
> of Intel's license, I could be in violation of US export law and not
> even know it as soon as someone from an embargoed state downloads
> and uses my software. And yet I have no control over this.
Do you have any legal foundation for this concern, or is it paranoia?
I do not think that concern is worth addressing unless someone
presents plausibly applicable statute or case law that holds a person
criminally liable for the illegal actions of a third party where the
only link between the two is an incidental contact (such as 3rdParty
downloads Person's software).
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