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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
> changes...

That's true.

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.

Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://www.linux1394.org/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo       - http://www.deqo.com/

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