Re: Warning to Debian Developers regarding BitKeeper
On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 07:08:39PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 09:26:14PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > "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.
> So I could technically be in breach of the license, even though I
> checked it yesterday, because they changed it one hour ago today?
> There is a practical limit of how often we can check licenses for
But as soon as you find out you are in violation, you would be obligated
to stop using it. Or if they found out first, they would send you a
notice to cease using the product.
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