[License-discuss] Open Source Eventually License Development

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Sun Aug 18 02:41:32 UTC 2013

        [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
        [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
        [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.

    Yes, that's the alternative I originally recommended and that we have
    been discussing Larry Rosen's objection to.  The agreement between D
    and O might be one designed to create a fiduciary relationship, of
    special trust and accountability, to which the legal system applies
    uniquely high standards of responsibility.  It's this fiduciary
    relationship with a third party which entitles you to the intervention
    of mandatory orders to perform promises.

I don't understand why this is even relevant to the issue.
You seem to presume that an ordinary contract between D and O
is not sufficient, but you didn't explicitly say that.

Is an ordinary contract between D and O not sufficient?
If not, why not?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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