[ILUG] It's bullshit, that's what it is :-)
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Wed May 1 12:09:57 IST 2002
On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 04:56:48AM -0500, Stephen_Reilly at dell.com wrote:
> >It might well contravene that agreement, it
> >might well give Microsoft cause to seek remedies from PCWorld, but it
> >is NOT illegal.
> so what you're saying is that PCWorld can legally break legal agreements ?
> hmmm, let me think on that a moment, "wrong" seems to be the answer bubbling
From the nearest handy dictionary (an Oxford pocket)
illegal: Not legal, contrary to law.
> up ... Every hear of contracts ?
Oh yes, too many of them. Breaking a contract is not illegal. Simply put, a
contract is a legally enforcable agreement between two or more parties. If
one of the parties fails to honour its obligations under the contract, the
other party has legal redress - it can sue the failing party. It cannot
however run off to the police station and file a complaint because the
failing party has done nothing illegal.
I am not a lawyer (if I were this would be costing you an arm and a leg) and
this is so far OT it's not funny. (Though OTOH Microsoft is busily trying to
make usage of Linux illegal and to imply that it already it, so perhaps it's
not so far OT)
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