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Re: Is a choreography a contract

From: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 19:51:05 -0700
Message-ID: <3EDC0D19.3040709@intalio.com>
To: Bob Haugen <rhaugen@speakeasy.net>
CC: public-ws-chor@w3.org

Bob Haugen wrote:

>Graduated degrees of "contract-ness":
>* A choreography as a technical contract, as in Design By Contract.
>* A choreography as an agreement between business partners as to how
>they will conduct electronic commerce.
>* A choreography for how business partners will form legally binding
>* A choreography referenced in an economic contract, for example a
>yearly supply chain replenishment contract, governing electronic
>transactions under the contract.
>* A choreography referenced in an economic contract applying financial
>penalties for failure to fulfill commitments.
That's precisely the point. The choreography should be referenced by the 
economic contract and that would render it legally binding. There's no 
need for the choreography to reference the economic contract, the 
economic contract is all the evidence you need.


>Each graduation increases the legal implications of the choreography.
>And probably the number of lawyers involved.
>E.g. see UNECE Recommended Electronic Commerce Agreement:
>It specifies lots of rules for how to conduct a legally binding
>offer-acceptance transaction.

"Those who can, do; those who can't, make screenshots"

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