[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Who can make binding legal agreements

On 6/7/06, Jon Kåre Hellan <hellan@acm.org> wrote:
Second question: Has a binding legal agreement been made? Indeed it has.
Ftp-masters are empowered by Debian to include packages in the archive.
They are without question agents of Debian. Debian must accept the legal
consequences of their agents' actions, provided they stay within their
authority. *If* SPI can be legally identified with Debian, SPI is also

You missing an important point. The relationship between SPI and
Debian is a bit like the relationship between the EC and the EU.
Neither Debian nor the EU exist as full legal entities so cannot have
agents, enter into contracts, make agreements or own things. Ofcourse,
there are assets to be managed, so there is a legal entity that does
this. So strictly speaking you cannot work for or represent Debian, it
just doesn't exist in a legal sense.

How that applies to the situation at hand, well, use your imagination.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

Reply to: