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Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:25:09 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> >
> > [... snip dak's hallucinatory considerations ...]
> >
> >> Apart from those considerations, the concerned law is contract law.
> >
> > Dak, repeat ten times:
> >
> > THE GPL IS A CONTRACTUAL INSTRUMENT (AKA 'IS A CONTRACT').
> 
> First part right, second wrong.  It is a contractual instrument.  It is
> not a contract.
> 
> > http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/contractual-instrument.html
> >
> > "contractual instrument
> >
> > Definition
> >
> > Formal document establishing a contractual arrangement."
> 
> Why do you think do they have different dictionary entries for
> "contract" and "contractual instrument"?

Because a contractual arrangement can be established without a formal
document you idiot.

http://www.seniormag.com/legal/oralcontracts.htm

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkludentes_Handeln

and somesuch.

Go to doctor, dak.

regards,
alexander.

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