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"Party" here means party to the treaty, right? So, governments can't require source disclosure (except for critical infrastructure), but this specifically exempts contracts about such from this rule:

> [Nothing in this Article shall preclude] the inclusion or implementation of terms and conditions related to the provision of source code in commercially negotiated contracts

It seems like this wouldn't affect licensing at all, given that licensing is supposedly a contract. Am I missing something?

It prevents the government from saying "You can't sell your software in our country unless we can see the code."

And that's about it.

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