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Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?

On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 08:49:33PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> I have a simple question for you: Is the following license free?
> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
> copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
> "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
> without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
> distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
> permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
> the following condition:
> 1. That person first climbs a mountain at least 4,000 ft above mean sea
>    level.
> Climbing a 4,000 foot mountain is certainly possible. Its just
> inconvenient [well, unless you do that kind of stuff for fun].
> Personally, I do not find this license to be free, even though its just
> a "convenience" issue.

Seeing as that is a void condition which is totally unenforceable[1], the
license is just the same as if the condition were inexistent, so yeah,
it's as good as free.


P.S: Anthony, sorry for sending the message to you directly, I messed up.

[1] This is at least the case in civil law countries. I have a few
doubts about common law countries.

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