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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:34:24 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Mah oh man, you're really dense. Before a copy can be made, it (i.e. future copy) must first be accompanied by a copy of the GPL? Do you have a Time Machine, Hyman?

What in the world are you talking about? In order to make and distribute copies of GPLed works, you must include the GPL with the copies you make and distribute. What's a future copy?

Are you trying to say that because the physical process of making
a copy may involve multiple steps, or that the final copy consists of more than one file, this somehow invalidates the requirement?

Alexander is trying to explain to you that a requirement qualifies
as a condition precedent to a copyright grant if and only if the
requirement *must* occur *before* the grant of rights becomes
effective (contract performance). Obviously, the requirement
cannot depend on the grant of rights it claims to condition.

Condition Defined:
     A condition is an event, not certain to occur, which must
occur, unless its non-occurrence is excused, before performance
under a contract becomes due.";Restatement (Second) of Contracts

I know you can't understand this concept (linear ordering of events
in time) so just deny it and call every thing you see in a copyright
license a "condition".

You'll be legally incorrect in most cases but it'll make you
feel better.

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