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Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question

From: Casper H . S . Dik
Subject: Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question
Date: 19 Oct 2006 14:50:07 GMT
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Drazen Kacar <> writes:

>Eh? But it says:

>   You agree never to assert against Sun or its licensees or transferees
>   any moral rights therein.

>That's void under my local copyright law, but the provision certainly is
>giving copyright rights away. And then:

Why is that void in you rlocal law? (Just interested).

I'm not sure it is giving rights away; you retain the right to copy,
modify, etc; but you share that right with others.

>   This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
>   California and applicable U.S. Federal law, without application of
>   choice of law rules.

>That, in case one does not live in the State of California, happens to be
>a pretty large giveaway.

Please read:

before you think that this is a large giveaway.

(Exec. Summary: If the California courts have no jurisdiction, this clause
does not change that)

Expressed in this posting are my opinions.  They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.

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