Re: Sun Java available from non-free
On 5/22/06, Thijs Kinkhorst <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 10:50 +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> Again this logic doesn't seem to work for me. If I was offering warez
> on my server I couldn't become legal again by just removing it. My
> prior action would still get me sued, doesn't it? And no, just saying
> I thought it was okay, doesn't help me either.
I don't think the parallel with warez is sound. Allow me to reword to
better match the situation at hand.
You are told by a programmer that you are allowed to offer their
software on your server. They reaffirm that you can, even in person. You
offer it on your server. The programmer changes his mind and commands
you to remove it, which you subsequently do.
But in that case the 'license' is clear. In this case it's not (to
everybody). So I don't think it's comparable.