Subject: Exclusion of international laws
From: Abe Kornelis <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 22:02:29 -0800

Hello all,

Best wishes for the new year to all of you.

I have noticed that various OSI-approved licenses
exclude the United Nations Convention on Contracts
for the International Sale of Goods.

First question: why would anyone want to exclude
a supranational regulation. I'd suppose such 
regulations are installed in order to promote
international trade...

Second question: Once this Convention has been
ratified by a country's government I'd assume it
has status of law within that country. Is it
legally possible then, to bypass such a regulation?
I mean, I could write that applciation of regulations
relating to racism are excluded from my license X,
but I seriously doubt that such a statement would
have any consequence: it would simply be overridden
by 'the law'. Anybody willing to shed some light
on these - to me - murky matters?

Thanks in advance, and kind regards, Abe.
Abe F. Kornelis, B.V. Bixoft
Het Jaagpad 63, 3461 HA Linschoten
The Netherlands
phone: +31-6-22755401

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