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Re: Is a choreography a contract

From: Monica J. Martin <monica.martin@sun.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 14:01:42 -0600
Message-ID: <3EDCFEA6.7080301@sun.com>
To: Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com>
CC: Bob Haugen <rhaugen@speakeasy.net>, public-ws-chor@w3.org

Assaf Arkin wrote:

>
> Bob Haugen wrote:
>
>> Assaf Arkin wrote:
>>  
>>
>>>> * A choreography for how business partners will form legally binding
>>>> contracts.
>>>>     
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>> [...]
>>  
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>>>> * A choreography referenced in an economic contract applying
>>>>     
>>>
>> financial
>>  
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>>>> penalties for failure to fulfill commitments.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> ^^^^
>>> That's precisely the point. The choreography should be referenced by
>>>   
>>
>> the
>>  
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>>> 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.
>>>   
>>
>>
>> Another point: In these situations,
>> the choreography itself has legal significance.
>> Did we, or did we not, form a legally binding contract?
>> Were the penalties applied fairly?
>> A comparison of the choreography rules and execution log
>> may be necessary to answer legal questions.
>> Execution logs and choreography rules will become legal evidence.
>>
> Sorry, I may have ment what I said but I didn't say exactly what I 
> ment. What I ment to say is that the economic contract is all the 
> evidence you need that the choreography is legally binding.
>
> Of course you'll need to present the choreography itself and execution 
> log, also expect to present e-mails, snailmail and phone call logs 
> related to any escalation of the issue, whatever it takes to prove 
> that things did not execute accordingly and where they went wrong.

mm1: And a reference back to the context of the economic agreement that 
binds the interactions.
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