(U.S. only) state government question

Baines, L (Linda) L.Baines at rl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 16 18:57:50 UTC 2005

What is meant to happen where an OSI licence does not specify a
jurisdiction or law that applies?


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen C. North [mailto:north at research.att.com] 
Sent: 16 February 2005 18:51
To: license-discuss at opensource.org
Subject: (U.S. only) state government question

Greetings.  A state government employee would like to license certain
open source software, but believes it is impossible because its OSI
approved license (specifically, the CPL) specifies a different state (in
this case the State of New York) as the jurisdiction for legal claims.
The employee says, one state can't be bound by the laws of another.

Is this truly a problem?  Has anyone solved it already?

Stephen North

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