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Re: systemd^wfoo on linux, bar on bsd,so what (Re: /bin/sh

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 01:35:54PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> No, that is *exactly* the point: yes, companies may have different
> objectives, but that doesn't mean they have to use different ways to get
> to those objectives.
> A contract is binding, whether one party to the contract is a nonprofit,
> a company, or a private person; if you receive promises (in writing)
> that they won't do a particular thing, and they then go ahead and do it
> anyway, you have perfect grounds to sue them for breach of contract.

... except that the examples being made were of activities that are
permitted by the terms of the agreement. The discussion was about
whether you should trust that a company won't do in the future
activities that you consider "bad" (but which *are* permitted by the
agreements), based on their past record of not doing so.

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