Hyman Rosen wrote:
> On 4/14/2010 8:05 AM, RJack wrote:
> > Supporters of the GPL license as well as the SFLC claim that section
> > 2(b) is a "condition" to the license:
> > "b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
> > whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
> > part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
> > parties under the terms of this License."
> >
> > Now, the definition of a "condition" is:
> > "ARTICLE 224
> > 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."; ALR, Restatement (Second) of Contracts.
> >
> > The whole World awaits with 'bated breath for GPL supporters to
> > either put up or shut up by identifying the two critical elements:
> > 1) the event; and 2) the performance.
> Section 2 of GPLv2 begins 
> <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html>
>      2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any
>      portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and
>      copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms
>      of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these
>      conditions:
> A straightforward application of the Article 224 definition
> would then consider the uncertain event to be modifying,
> copying and/or distributing the covered work, and the
> performance would be the "cause to be licensed" and the
> other requirements of the GPL.

LOL. The "performance" above means that a promise becomes binding on the
side of the LICENSOR/OFFEROR, not licensee/offeree you idiot.

Licensee's act of copying is an act manifesting contract acceptance and
it has nothing to do with conditions precedent.


"A portrait artist promises to paint a portrait of Bill Gates to be hung
in the lobby of the Microsoft office tower in which Bill works.  In
exchange, Bill promises to pay $5,000 for the portrait if satisfied with
the rendering.  Bill's promise to pay is subject to a condition
precedent of satisfaction.  We explore conditions of satisfaction in
Kennedy Associates, Inc. v. Fischer, in which a prospective financier
balked on lending money to a prospective borrower after inspecting the
real property that was to serve as collateral for repayment of the loan.

Got it now, silly Hyman?


P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <hyro...@mail.com> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

(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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