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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Hello Mike,

On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 07:41 -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> Reading a proposed contract or license in any way other than
> literally and pedantically is "dumb".  Some actions are so
> dumb that no nicer adjective is correct.  Judges are like
> compilers.  Modulo judge bugs (which can usually be fixed on
> appeal) judges process legal source files literally and
> pedantically.

I believe you are quite incorrect - judges are far from automatic. They
interpret each and every individual case on its own merit, circumstances
and context, on the intention of the law, and take the personal
situation of the involved parties in consideration. The keyword is
"reason": a judge will try to decide in a way that he/she considers to
be the most reasonable, not the most literal.

More importantly, proclaiming the dumbness of people does not help
anyone on this list, including yourself.


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