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Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 01:22:14 +0200

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Hyman Rosen wrote:
> [...]
> > that unilateral contracts are known by different names in
> > different circumstances.
> If the GPL would state something along the lines of
> "Terms and conditions. All rights under 17 USC 106 are granted to you
> for 1 (one) year provided that you purchase more than $100 of
> goodies in the previous year. End
> of Terms and Conditions."

"In a unilateral, or one-sided, contract, one party, known as the
offeror, makes a promise in exchange for an act (or abstention from
acting) by another party, known as the offeree. If the offeree acts on
the offeror's promise, the offeror is legally obligated to fulfill the
contract, but an offeree cannot be forced to act (or not act), because
no return promise has been made to the offeror. After an offeree has
performed, only one enforceable promise exists, that of the offeror."

> Got it now, Hyman?


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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