[License-review] request for review of the 3D Slicer License

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Tue Jun 8 04:44:31 UTC 2021

On 6/1/2021 1:30 AM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> On 5/30/21 2:25 PM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>>> If section B was pulled out, I would recommend that this clause 
>>> should not
>>> be an agreement but simply inform the user that such obligations may 
>>> exist.
>> Oh, good catch! IIRC we have precedence of not allowing such language
>> considering laws differ between places and may change, and because it
>> doesn’t belong into a licence anyway.
> ... also because, given a lot of the crazy laws out there, it may be 
> impossible to be in compliance with all such laws.
I agree that the sentence "You further agree to use, reproduce, make 
derivative works of, display and distribute the Software in compliance 
with all applicable governmental laws, regulations and orders, including 
without limitation those relating to export and import control" is a 
field of use restriction that we have found unacceptable in the past.


Pamela S. Chestek
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