The kernel and BitKeeper part ways
Posted Apr 7, 2005 8:12 UTC (Thu) by Xman
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Clarification: they decided to ignore illegal and thus meaningless clause in license (this exact part is uneforceable in a lot of countries - and by good reason).
Take a look at the license, if that clause is illegal then you throw out the baby with the bathwater: you don't have a license for the software.
In general the "it's unenforceable in a lot of countries" angle is silly. First, the relevant bit is what is enforceable in the relevant jurisdiction. Secondly, how would you feel about someone violating the GPL on the same principle?
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