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From Jeffrey Thompson <jt...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: New versions of CC licenses
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:28:16 GMT

Richard Fontana <rfontana@redhat.com> wrote on 12/05/2013 03:53:45 PM:

> Ultimately the problem is that the old license was not drafted well by
> not accounting for the possibility that there might be some
> third-party component under a license that has to be passed through to
> the customer, an extremely common occurrence in commercial
> software. Most of the stock commercial software licenses I see these
> days have some formulaic clause that refers to this possibility.

Yes, its a stock clause that I see often, as well.  Its also a stock clause
that large software procurement organizations are very familiar with and
for any sufficiently large procurement deal its a stock clause that is
redlined out on the first draft.

Counsel, IBM Software Group
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