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  • #11
    It happens. AFAIK *we* don't have to send the ninja assassins to your house though...

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    • #12
      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
      It happens. AFAIK *we* don't have to send the ninja assassins to your house though...
      Then you shouldn't have a problem with removing the parts that give you the right to "send ninja assassins to my house."

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      • #13
        Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
        Well, I hope that anyone interested in distributing your software gets you to fix the license or just deletes that entire section of code. It's bad enough that Mesa is accepting non-free, non-open code like MLAA already.
        I don't know what will happen. A whole pile of lawyers feel that standard license text *is* open source compatible... as I said, we just wanted to get the code out in public quickly so went with the standard license until we at least knew where the code was going to end up. We were initially thinking it would fetch up in clover or mesa but current thinking is llvm.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
          Then you shouldn't have a problem with removing the parts that give you the right to "send ninja assassins to my house."
          Already done AFAIK. If you see anything about ninjas in the license agreement let me know and I'll take it back to legal.

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          • #15
            This is exactly the kind of crap that makes its way into licenses that claim to be open source and makes them not open source.

            If I want to use the software to make nuclear bombs to drop on Australia, then a prohibition on making nuclear bombs to drop on Australia would be outside the scope of an open source license. (Of course it would still be illegal, but you don't get to tell me not to do it with a copyright license then claim that license is free and open)

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            • #16
              Yep, that one is pretty black and white. I think the lawyers would agree with you there.

              Export restrictions vs open source licenses are a lot less clear, at least to me.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
                // If you use the software (in whole or in part), you shall adhere to all
                // applicable U.S., European, and other export laws, including but not limited
                // to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations
                This makes your code, not OSI-compliant open source. Please fix it to make it open source.

                You could change it to say "We urge US, European, and other citizens to check their local export laws before distributing this software." and be in compliance with that section. As it is, you are most certainly not.

                Edit: This also bounds me, an American, to European law, and if I don't obey law I'm not bound by, I violate AMD's nasty license. As well as "other" laws, so I have to comply with every export law in the world now? What happens if I have to violate Russian export control laws to satisy Uzbekistan's? Even though I'm an American?
                Or they could just change "you shall adhere to all applicable U.S., European, and other export laws" to "you shall adhere to all U.S., European, and other export laws applicable to you", which I think is what was meant from the begining, forcing an user to obey all laws in existance anywhere in world is just dumb and in many cases not possible as different laws in different countries contradict each other. But, IANAL myself...

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by Ansla View Post
                  forcing an user to obey all laws in existance anywhere in world is just dumb and in many cases not possible as different laws in different countries contradict each other.
                  Which is why I can't believe Bridgman when he said lawyers looked at this and OK'd it. I sure hope AMD isn't PAYING them if they're going to give that kind of advice.

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                  • #19
                    its just Double Standard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_standard

                    for an Iranian its not Open-source but for an US Citizen its open-source.

                    the US-Double Standard makes clear only US Citizen are "Humans" Iranians are "Animals"

                    and the US-Double Standard make sure the US people can wipe out innocent "Animals" in a mass-murdering act without any doubt and shame.

                    Prove: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_...a_and_Nagasaki

                    the US export restrictions on Open-source are just "Double Standard"

                    its like killing people in a war its fine and ok and brings profit for the US war industry only killing US Citizens are not OK.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
                      Well, I hope that anyone interested in distributing your software gets you to fix the license or just deletes that entire section of code. It's bad enough that Mesa is accepting non-free, non-open code like MLAA already.
                      Why Jimenez' MLAA isn't free software?

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