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Re: Is a choreography a contract

From: Steve Ross-Talbot <steve@enigmatec.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 09:18:57 +0100
Cc: <public-ws-chor@w3.org>
To: "Bob Haugen" <rhaugen@speakeasy.net>
Message-Id: <05B6FC03-959C-11D7-9BEB-000393AD2AA6@enigmatec.net>

I like this graduatedness. I can certainly see how my usecase that 
involved various
execution venues could draft their SLA's in this way.

Cheers

Steve T

On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 10:34  pm, 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
> contracts.
> * 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.
>
> Each graduation increases the legal implications of the choreography.
> And probably the number of lawyers involved.
>
> E.g. see UNECE Recommended Electronic Commerce Agreement:
> http://www.unece.org/cefact/rec/rec31/rec31_2000_00tr257.pdf
>
> It specifies lots of rules for how to conduct a legally binding
> offer-acceptance transaction.
>
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