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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:15:32 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
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.

The GPL isn't a contract. It's a license which lays out the
conditions under which someone has permission to copy and
distribute a covered work. If someone copies and distributes
a covered work without adhering to the conditions, he is
liable for copyright infringement.

    The Artistic License states on its face that the document creates
    The Artistic License also uses the traditional language of conditions...
    The conditions set forth in the Artistic License...

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