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Law & Gratuitous Promises

Robert A. Prentice
2006 Social Science Research Network  
The refusal to enforce gratuitous promises absent consideration is one of the foundations of contract law.  ...  a rationale for overturning the common law's refusal to enforce gratuitous promises.  ...  between tentative and exploratory expressions of intention, on the one hand, and legally effective transactions, on the other." 145 In summing up, Fuller stated: Where the element of exchange is removed  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.908929 fatcat:uwqiecqny5b23ggam7tueqoz2y

A Promise Theory Perspective on Data Networks [article]

Paul Borril, Mark Burgess, Todd Craw, Mike Dvorkin
2014 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we adopt the perspective of the Promise Theory to examine the current and future states of networking technologies.  ...  Networking is undergoing a transformation throughout our industry.  ...  Examples of the service S could be: to provide connectivity over a secure channel, to grant or deny access to data, to commit to or retrieve from storage, to provide web transport.  ... 
arXiv:1405.2627v1 fatcat:63chwkvvifa4botbrqzaupj3ma

Sustainability: Delivering Agility's Promise [article]

Jutta Eckstein, Claudia de O. Melo
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Sustainability is a promise by agile development, as it is part of both the Agile Alliance's and the Scrum Alliance's vision. Thus far, not much has been delivered on this promise.  ...  Additionally, this paper provides some sample cases of companies focusing on both sustainability (partially or holistically) and agile development.  ...  INTRODUCTION The two major agile organisations, the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance, both promise in their vision statements that sustainability is one of their core goals: Agile Alliance is a nonprofit  ... 
arXiv:2103.05520v1 fatcat:zjv23wvbzrce3b2pc4oddywf3u

The False Promise of International Institutions

John J. Mearsheimer
1994 International Security  
They are based on the self-interested calculations of the great powers, and they have no independent effect on state behavior.  ...  compute.  ...  After 1823, however, the Concert was unable to function effectively as a coordinating device for the great powers.  ... 
doi:10.2307/2539078 fatcat:javhlikvfjauhkssvrb5cgufcy

Survey of Promising Technologies for Quantum Drones and Networks

Adarsh Kumar, Surbhi Bhatia, Keshav Kaushik, Manjula Gandhi, Gayathri Devi, Diego Pacheco, Arwa Mashat
2021 IEEE Access  
Further, efforts are made to improve the size of QFA by varying the modules. Additionally, the solution to promise problems on different QFA is important for resource-constrained devices.  ...  A. Classic and Quantum Computation The traditional computer stores all information as either 1 or 0 on a memory device (binary system).  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3109816 fatcat:gkyevfoqrfertef7j7gjzcstii

Keeping Promises: Municipal communities struggle to fulfill promises to narrow the digital divide with Municipal Community Wireless Networks

Andrea H Tapia, Julio Angel Ortiz
2008 Journal of Community Informatics  
The latter is part of a much larger study on the network's impact on the divide. We conclude that these networks are necessary but insufficient in bridging the gap.  ...  impact of those initiatives on this divide.  ...  Georgia State University: Department of Computer Information Sciences. Kvasny, L. and Payton, F. C. (2005) "Minorities and the Digital Divide", In M.  ... 
doi:10.15353/joci.v4i1.2968 fatcat:jyg3r5g6ora2dpucj4bceawoxa

Office Open XML and the Promise Not to Sue: Opportunity or Minefield?

Ron Yu, sharron fast, David Vaile
2007 Social Science Research Network  
Microsoft's 'Office Open XML' (OOXML) file format is a candidate to become an international ISO standard.  ...  "The difference is one of intent and grows out of the construction placed on the terms of the instrument, since a covenant not to sue is not a present abandonment or relinquishment of a right or claim  ...  It is mostly focused on the legal issues surrounding the effect of the CNS 1 and OSP 2 for a hypothetical user or developer.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1366575 fatcat:ub25g5t24fearnwl4zdpscvrja

Why People Do Not Keep Their Promise: Understanding the Pro-Environmental Behavior in China

Jingling Chen, Rob van Tulder, Tao Eric Hu, Thorben Kwakkenbos
2020 Sustainability  
The promise-implementation gap is a particularly salient feature in promoting individuals' pro-environmental behavior (PEB).  ...  The promise-implementation gap is closely related to a sequence of attitudes showing great motivation differences from being reactive to reactive-active transition and to the active-proactive transition  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12176720 fatcat:xvfzotqkevbqfiwtcafie4iuom

Markets for Rules: The Promise and Peril of Blockchain Distributed Governance

Nick Cowen
2018 Social Science Research Network  
Findings: Blockchain technology provides a new tool through which political entrepreneurs can credibly alienate some of their power within a system of rules that they have established.  ...  Purpose: Explore the possible contributions of blockchain technology to creating new governance structures that facilitate social cooperation.  ...  A promising use-case is enhancing the way that private data can be shared securely and voluntarily with government agencies (Allen et al., 2018) .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3223728 fatcat:62u4bmrlzfblzgeuzr5wni4444

Open Government and Citizen Identities: Promise, Peril, and Policy [chapter]

Aaron K. Martin, Carla Bonina
2013 Zenodo  
New information and communication technologies (ICTs) promise an era of remarkable and unprecedented change for developing countries around the world, particularly in terms of their capacity to facilitate  ...  These new technologies may play an essential role in the near future in enabling new forms of government transparency, citizen participation, collaboration, service provision, and accountability.  ...  The paper documentation of yesteryear is being enhanced with new methods such as the insertion of computer chips and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1310037 fatcat:qqpvqiurnffjfgtjftjl3wijki

Supplemental Material - Delivery of Distance Counselling to Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Scoping Review of Promising and Best Practices

Janette Leroux, Natalie Johnston, Ashley-Anne Brown, Alanna Mihic, Denise DuBois, AnnaLise Trudell
2022 Figshare  
Supplemental Material for Delivery of Distance Counselling to Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Scoping Review of Promising and Best Practices by Janette Leroux, Natalie Johnston, Ashley-Anne Brown, Alanna  ...  Mihic, Denise DuBois, AnnaLise Trudell in INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing  ...  does not feel safe talking during a virtual visit, providers may consider using the chat function, as long as the adolescent's phone or computer is not being monitored and conversations are not being  ... 
doi:10.25384/sage.19727882.v1 fatcat:sv7ipa3bevffvcuahycrlw2e74

THE PROMISE AND THREAT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY: CAN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS GUIDE US? [chapter]

Christopher J. Preston
2006 Nanotechnology Challenges  
The discussion is intended both to give an initial theoretical take on nanotechnology from the perspective of environmental ethics and to provide a clear indication of the direction from which environmental  ...  The growing presence of the products of nanotechnology in the public domain raises a number of ethical questions.  ...  A nanosized particle is one one-hundredthousandth of the diameter of a human hair.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812773975_0012 fatcat:ynitpl3xlfaa7auwjz664wh6uy

Innovating a Promising Practice in High Poverty Rural School Districts

Hobart Harmon
2021 The Rural Educator  
RMEP was one of the two rural development grant awards in the 2012 federal fiscal year, the first year for awards in the rural priority area of the U. S.  ...  This article gives meaning to innovating promising practices in high poverty rural contexts, as experienced by the Rural Math Excel Partnership (RMEP).  ...  This is the journey of innovating a promising practice in high poverty rural settings.  ... 
doi:10.35608/ruraled.v41i3.1018 fatcat:7gbuz3p72vhqzgwj25tjyktj7u

Tropicalizing Frankenstein in Latin America. A tale about promising technologies and apocalyptic robots

David Ramírez Plascencia
2020 Athenea Digital  
Mary Shelley's work has endured the passing of time and now is a symbol of the popular culture.  ...  Frankenstein is not an exclusive character belonging to the realm of the Gothic narrative, but a vivid element that has evolved and adapted to diverse social contexts and geographies.  ...  / The fear of robots has reached the Economy. What effects will a massive adoption of robots have on the labor market?"  ... 
doi:10.5565/rev/athenea.2647 fatcat:fgyj5ng5cvewzowvrbzmttqpda

Locality, Statefulness, and Causality in Distributed Information Systems (Concerning the Scale Dependence Of System Promises) [article]

Mark Burgess
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This paper outlines the simple view of state and causation in Promise Theory, which accounts for the scaling of processes and the relativity of different observers in a natural way.  ...  Understanding data reliance and the ability to keep stable promises is of crucial importance to the consistency of data pipelines, and distributed client-server interactions, albeit in different ways.  ...  Acknowledgment: I'm grateful to Kenny Bastani, Jonas Bonér, Andrew Cowie, and Daniel North for commenting on drafts and offering references. Thanks  ... 
arXiv:1909.09357v1 fatcat:keg7fy6r6ngkvghcuw3xu4myv4
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