[Linux-aus] Request: Officially oppose TPP Source Code provision
russell-humbug at stuart.id.au
Fri Nov 6 09:05:37 AEDT 2015
On Fri, 2015-11-06 at 08:14 +1100, Mark Walkom wrote:
> I'll second this.
I'm struggling to think of for purpose for that clause, other that as
direct attack on the copy left licences.
If every these was a time for LA to make a strong public stance on an
issue, this is it.
> On 6 November 2015 at 00:38, Luke John <email at lukejohn.me> wrote:
> The final text of the TPP has been officially released
> I'd like to request LA to put out an official statement
> opposing the
> following section.
> ## Article 14.17: Source Code
> 1. No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to,
> source code
> of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition
> for the
> import, distribution, sale or use of such software, or of
> containing such software, in its territory.
> 2. For the purposes of this Article, software subject to
> paragraph 1
> is limited to mass-market software or products containing such
> software and does not include software used for critical
> 3. Nothing in this Article shall preclude:
> (a) the inclusion or implementation of terms and conditions
> to the provision of source code in commercially negotiated
> (b) a Party from requiring the modification of source code
> software necessary for that software to comply with laws or
> regulations which are not inconsistent with this Agreement.
> 4. This Article shall not be construed to affect requirements
> relate to patent applications or granted patents, including
> any orders
> made by a judicial authority in relation to patent disputes,
> to safeguards against unauthorised disclosure under the law or
> practice of a Party.
> Kind Regards,
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