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Re: IMAPD license problem

On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 04:48:34PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Under a provision of contract law valid at least within the US, that's not
> > quite true.  If the clause is ambiguous, any reasonable meaning you as
> > licensee may derive (of course a court will determine whether or not the
> > language COULD be construed that way) is valid.  That's certainly no
> > guarantee, but it's about as close as you're ever going to get with
> > anything if someone starts talking lawsuits.
> I'm not intimately familiary with US law, but does that principle
> really apply when the licencee is in bad faith (as would clearly
> be the case here - given that we *know* how UW interprets their
> license, we cannot just decide to select another meaning, at least
> not unless we have actually acted upon our own reading before we
> learnt about UW's)?

I'd assume so.  Possibly incorrectly, however the point is that you try to
do something and the licensor says "you can't!", but the language doesn't
say that you can't or actually says that you can ....

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