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Re: A GNU “social contract”?

From: Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss)
Subject: Re: A GNU “social contract”?
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:31:57 -0800
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By the way, "contract" seems like a misnomer, because a contract is
a signed-off agreement between two parties (or more) in which they
exchange something of value; the contract requires a contribution
from at least two parties.

A statement of promises to behave in some ways toward some
group (such as a "community"), who makes no reciprocal promises and
isn't a party to the document is rather a "pledge", or
"solemn promise" or such.

The requirement to make a pledge can be a contract clause,
of course.

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