Just Obey The Law?

A clause in a software license that says something that sounds as simple as “you must follow the law” is problematic in practice and likely to render the license unapprovable as open source. Here's why.

Sign on a gate saying "Please Leave Free To Swing"

So a “just obey the law” clause is likely to be discriminatory and including one in your proposed open source license will result in some serious questions from the reviewers. Might be best not to do it!

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