[unrev-II] Knowledge Space

From: Rod Welch (rowelch@attglobal.net)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 22:58:11 PST

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    Sounds tricky. What about just pointing to any useful idea?

    Are we painting ourselves into the proverbial corner? One way Knowledge Space
    might contribute is by showing the chronology of contributions, and how ideas
    evolved and got glued together over time to form a useful idea.


    Eric Armstrong wrote:
    > Hmmm. Interesting points.
    > Is pointing to a web site where useful code might be
    > found the same as "contributing" the code? It strikes
    > that using the code would then require an action on
    > the part of the users. That action would take place
    > outside of any specific "permission to use" agreement.
    > What happens in that case, anyway? (Since I plan on
    > publishing an entire node library at some point, I
    > ask out of concern for who *else* in the world might
    > sue my ass into oblivion for being foolish enough to
    > simply make code available without a 10 page legal
    > agreement to protect me against people who rely on it
    > being bug free, and who count on it to do the accounting
    > for their fly-by-night operation...
    > I wonder, too, how someone can possibly be held liable
    > for any represenation of performance in the absence of
    > reciprocal performance by the second party? If there is
    > no reciprocation, there is no contract. If there is no
    > contract, there is no obligation. So if I put it out
    > there for free, there is no liablity on my part, no matter
    > who uses it. Right? Right?????
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