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Re: The Helixcommunity RPSL is not DFSG-free

On Sun, 02 Mar 2003, Russell Nelson wrote:
> If a contract is ambiguous,

Precisely our point. Contracts that require the courtsystem to
interpret their meaning because they in themselves are not clear are
not contracts which any sane person would sign. [I would have severe
misgivings about any lawyer who advised his client to sign such a
contract either.]

> So, you put on your judge's hat and tell me: what do you think Real
> meant to require of people in that case?

Requiring a court of law to interpret the meaning of a contract,
especially when there seems to be no previous caselaw dealing with the
contract or license, is not something that I am comfortable with. Nor
am I enough of an expert (or even a novice) at the vagaries contract
law to adequately answer this question, or to play as an adjudicator,
and I strongly suspect neither are you.

Don Armstrong

Guns Don't Kill People.
*I* Kill People.


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