Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being
On 14 Dec 1999, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Contracts require consideration to be taken as valid contracts. Mere
> promises are not legally enforceable. However, the right to copy the
> software is most certainly consideration. There is no requirement
> that the consideration be tangible; intangible goods are fine.
This is a very interesting thought. What if you reverse it? The *author*
of the software receives no consideration from the person the software is
distributed to. I am suddenly very afraid of this.
> The GPL is also not a contract, it's a public license.
This I suppose would make a difference... I hope :}