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Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being

Tomasz Wegrzanowski <maniek@beer.com> writes:

> What kind of free licence make such situations possible ???
> (for me it is not free even a little bit if author can change
>  his mind and take away your freedom)

I'm told that under American law, a promise that is made without
getting something tangible (a "consideration") in return cannot be
legally binding. That would seem to allow any free software license
to be revoked as soon as the author wants to.

I might be wrong, though. Can one of the American law guys comment?

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