why is taking open-source code closed expensive?
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Sun Jul 8 14:36:06 UTC 2007
Joseph Hick wrote:
> i would want to use a license that can be proved to be
> valid in court and can save my open source product.
I doubt that is achievable with a licence. I think you will need a
contract (commercial software licence *agreements* are really contracts).
As shrink wrap contracts are a grey area, you will need to get paid by
every user, so as to establish the "consideration" element of the
contract (or, in the UK, I believe you can get the agreement signed in
front of a witness, as a deed).
The payment will make OSI approval impossible.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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