[tex-live] Re: TL licensing following FSF

Sebastian Rahtz Sebastian.Rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 17 00:45:46 CET 2006

Juergen Fenn wrote:

> Secondly, putting software (or whatever content) under an
> English-language license is not legally binding towards private users
> under German law -- and probably elsewhere neither. This only matters
> to entrepreneurs. For binding non-entrepreneurs you would have to add
> a German translation that is authoritative with the software. 

Has this idea been tested in court? not to my knowledge.
Legal experts may predict this interpretation of the law,
but when it comes before a judge they may see it differently.

Sebastian Rahtz

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