Request for approval: EUPL (European Union Public Licence)
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Mar 17 03:33:31 UTC 2008
Bruce Perens scripsit:
> A license doesn't mean anything without the context of a body of law.
> And thus the choice of law is as important as any text in the license.
> But since OSI can not practically get into the business of evaluation
> of national law, it would be better to require that licenses do not
> specify choice of law.
I don't understand your reasoning here. Copyright law is about as
international as any law could be, and that's what matters most to
determinations of OSD compliance.
In any case, a license without a choice-of-law clause is really multiple
licenses. On your view, we should either review such a license against
all legal systems, or else abstain from legal reasoning altogether.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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