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Re: Warning to Debian Developers regarding BitKeeper



* Ben Collins (bcollins@debian.org) wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 11:03:42AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 08:59:35PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > It is, both parties do need to agree.  If the licensor wants to change
> > > it you've got two options: Accept the new one, or quit using the
> > > software (or whatever).  If the licensee wants to change it they need to
> > 
> > What happens if the licensor changes the license, but the licensee
> > didn't realize it was changed?
> 
> "Ignorance is not an excuse". The license says "the latest license can
> be obtained from <url>". So they leave it to the licensee to keep up
> with it.

Legally that's exactly the case.  Practically, unless it's a really big
deal, I wouldn't expect a court to make you pay huge amounts or for you
to even be litigated against by the licensor.  As I see it, of course,
and I'm no counsel.

	Stephen

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