Hyman Rosen wrote: > > On 4/14/2010 10:02 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote: > > http://law.scu.edu/FacWebPage/Neustadter/e-books/abridged/main/commentary/Promises%20and%20condtions.html > > > > "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. > > A developer promises to copy and distribute a GPL-covered work > in compliance with the GPL. In exchange, the copyright holder > promises not to sue for copyright infringement. The copyright > holder's promise not to sue is subject to the condition precedent > of compliance with the GPL.
Compliance with (enforceable) obligations stated in the GPL requires copyright permission (i.e. the copyright holder's promise not to sue under copyright) as a *precondition* to compliance/licensee's performance you retard. Versa: "On information and belief, Defendant alleges that Plaintiffs claims are barred because Defendants performance of any obligations with respect to the alleged license at issue in this action have been excused by lack and/or material failure of consideration on the part of Plaintiffs with respect to that license." Got it now, silly Hyman? regards, alexander. 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' -- http://gng.z505.com/index.htm (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.) _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss