[License-discuss] Companies that encourage license violations

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Sep 18 20:01:00 UTC 2015

Pamela Chestek scripsit:

> Without entering into that quagmire [...]  my use of the word "contract"
> was simply inapt. The principle applies in the interpretation of all
> types legal documents.

Sure.  But if it is not meaningless, what does it mean?  Since the right
of an owner to revoke a bare license is inherent, it must be a promise
not to exercise that right, and on what meeting of the minds, what
consideration is that promise founded?  Looks like a nudum pactum to me.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
        Is it not written, "That which is written, is written"?

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