[pmwiki-users] Commercialism in PmWiki
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sat Aug 26 11:33:09 CDT 2006
On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 05:20:20PM +0200, Carlo Strozzi wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 09:13:12PM +1200, mike moller wrote:
> > The issue for PHBs and the more so for the more intelligent of their
> > colleagues goes back to a fundamental point of contract law. There are a few
> > things that must be present in order to establish a contract that is legally
> > binding on all parties to it.
> Hmm, IANAL, but a few (european) lwayers I talked to consider the GPL
> to be a contract: I give you something under certain conditions, and
> those conditions may or may not involve money. So, at the very least,
> the point of the GPL not being a contract is debatable.
I totally agree it's debatable; the degree of obligations placed
on licensees/licensors lots of licenses (both open source and not)
are still being formed.
In the case of the GPL (and perhaps it's different in Europe), Larry
Rosen says that the GPL "makes the explicit point that it wants
nothing of acceptance or consideration... There is no contract."
> I'm certainly not trying to get Pm reverting is plans :-)
> I am just expressing my considerations, as he asked for on the list.
> In fact Pm may be right and I may be wrong, only time will tell.
Exactly, and I'm very thankful for the opinions and considerations.
I agree that time will tell the tale as to how successful this all is. :-)
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