[JDEV] Resolution of Licence issues..
tcharron at ductape.net
Tue Oct 12 13:45:51 CDT 1999
Quoting Patrick McCuller <patrick at kia.net>:
> > Problem. The X Consortium is an official entity that is
> > legally recognized.
> > The 'Jabber Team' is not.
> I don't know what you might mean by 'legally recognized'. People are
> legally recognized. So are dogs and houses. Estates, trusts, corporations,
> commonwealths, states, and verbal agreements all exist arguably without
> having a physical body at all. They are dealt with and recognized by law
> judicial process.
Your dog cannot enter into a legally binding contract. Neither can a group
of people. My friends and I cannot sigh a contract as 'Friends of TCharron'.
Jabber.org really REALLY is a 'club'. Just like I can't sue the 'Jabber
Team'. Good rule of thumb. If you can sue them, they're recognized.
> Even totally illegal organizations - organized crime,
> criminal gangs, drug cartels, and the like - are legally recognized as
> independant entities.
Hrm.. So why not just sue a mob for breach of contract? Becouse you can't
simply throw peoples names down.
> However, all of this argument is totally moot. Lawyers exist (I have
> personally known lawyers to exist) to create legalese documents such as
> I suggest the Webb or Corel people put their money where their mouthes
> and donate some general counsel time to the Jabber cause, to the extent
> Jabber contributors have questions about the destiny of the fruits of their
> works, and if this is even neccessary.
This would be nice. A Jabber Foundation of some sort..
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