Re: PROPOSED: the Dictator Test
On 2004-07-01 03:16:10 +0100 Brian Thomas Sniffen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[...] You might find the last two weeks of MPL & Contract discussion
...or not. I'm afraid I don't particularly want to learn huge detail
about foreign law systems right now, as I have enough trouble trying
to follow the way the English one bucks and weaves. I found many of
the emails on that contract subthread aggressive, hostile and
difficult to read, so I skipped a lot of them. If it was important,
someone would post a summary.
Consideration is apparently required only in common-law systems, and
the civil-law nations' lawyers persist in translating a wildly
different concept with the word "contract"
The one I saw ("Vertrag") seems more like a binding or a pact than a
I guess if a licence agreement requires one of those to be formed,
then either someone who understands those systems explains why it
would not follow the guidelines, or Branden's proposed test needs
limiting to licenses permitting application under
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