[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Chosing an Open Source licence

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Mon Apr 24 20:28:02 UTC 2006

On Monday 24 April 2006 12:59, Avi Miller <avi.miller at squiz.net> wrote:
> Brendan Scott wrote:
> > This is my experience:
> Yeesh. So how should someone chose a licence? Is there any Open Source
> (OSI approved, yadda, yadda) licence that makes legal sense in
> Australia? Without spending lots and lots on money paying for Brendan's
> time, how does any commercial entity decide which licence makes the most
> sense for their business needs?

General disclaimer: IANAL

This is indeed a problem. Most licences are made with the United States in 
mind. The MPL, for example, is based on Californian state law. Licences like 
this might not be as binding in other countries, depending on their legal 

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