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

Sorry, for answering so late, but amount of debian-legal messages 
is so huge, that I have not find enough time to read it until now.

On 20 Dec 99, at 14:48, Raul Miller wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 19, 1999 at 11:16:56PM +0100, Marketa Ceplova wrote:
> > 1) Consideration is defined by my old Emanuel Outlines for Contracts as
> > "detriment to promisee bargained for", which certainly is nothing which
> > author of free software receives.
> Why?  [I'm interested in seeing if you can come up with an explanation
> which corresponds to the definition which does not also exclude normally
> accepted contracts.]

The idea is probably (very roughly) that only non-gratuitous (e.g. 
mostly business) promises are to be enforced by the law (promise 
of present is typically non-enforceable under the US law, isn't?). 
Therefore only the promises which are parallel detriment to 
promisee are honored.

I am not sure, whether there is any detriment to author of free work.

> You're not required to accept a contract, but if you want to receive
> the benefits of one you must abide by it.

There is a lot of legal systems (and I am not exactly sure with the 
one of your state), that requires for example knowledge of offer 
being accepted in order to protect contract (i.e., the Czech one -- 
see http://www.volny.cz/cepls/ ).

			Have a nice day


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