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Glossary Choice of Venue

Open Source Software license

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Choice of Venue

As the development of free software projects can be highly international, and the use, distribution or modification of a program may involve programmers residing in more than one territory, disputes are often cross-border. It must therefore be decided to which court the dispute should be brought to and which court has the jurisdictional right. Some licenses may specify a given court in a given territory as the chosen venue. If no such term is specified, dispute has to be resolved on a by-case basis. In general, disputes are brought to the court of the accused(Actor sequitur forum rei). As for free software licenses, drafters of the licenses usually choose a court, since the drafters may be more familiar with the law and the legal process of the given territory so that this brings legal advantages to the licensor.

Category: Glossary