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Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source licenses are /actually/ contracts?!?
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:39:11 +0200

Tim Tyler wrote:
> > The [L]GPL (both 2 and 3) purports to impose a whole bunch
> > of covenants ("conditions" but not "conditions precedent")
> > upon licensees.
> No it doesn't.
> The term "covenant" occurrs once in:
> ...where it refers to patent licenses.
> A condition is not a covenant.

"Regardless of what server hosts the Corresponding Source, you remain 
obligated to ensure that it is available for as long as needed to 
satisfy these requirements."

How on earth could this "condition" bind me to "remain obligated" if it
isn't a covenant imposed on me?


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                                     -- The GNU Monk Harald Welte

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