[License-review] Request - For Approval - Ritchey Permissive License v11

Josh Berkus josh at berkus.org
Tue Feb 16 19:31:41 UTC 2021

On 2/15/21 4:58 PM, Joshua Gay wrote:
> Often a license on some works/material might just be one small part of
> larger, multi-claim legal dispute. Given the various reasons why one
> might prefer or **need** to go to Federal Court (which is in Ontario),
> the provincial restrictions of this license (requiring proceedings to be
> in British Columbia), just don't seem good or appropriate to me.

There's the much more substantial issue of "What if the lincensor cannot
use courts in BC at all."  For example, what if the potential licensor
lives in a country that Canada has embargoed.  It has been the policy of
this body that licenses that can be violated by a national embargo are
not open-source, because they violate OSD5.

Josh Berkus

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