[Crm-sig] SOC: auction bid as proposal of an obligation?

Martin Doerr martin at ics.forth.gr
Thu Jun 13 22:47:29 EEST 2019

On 6/13/2019 6:21 PM, Robert Sanderson wrote:
> Dear all,
> Continuing the thinking about Obligations, it seems that a bid in an 
> Auction is the activity of proposing a potential Obligation, that 
> might then be accepted or not.
> If I bid $1000 for a painting, I am committing to paying that amount 
> of money to fulfill an obligation that _/would/_ be part of the 
> exchange of money for the painting, if it is the highest bid.
> The Contract then consists of the proposed obligation of delivery of 
> the painting, and the winning bid’s proposed obligation.
> Thus it seems like it should be possible to have Obligations that are 
> created outside of a Contract Agreement, and then later added into an 
> agreement.
> Instead of Contracts necessarily initializing the Obligations, they 
> could simply require them to be fulfilled, and they could be created 
> outside of any formal Contract.
Yes, necessary conditions are always bad. We should always start with 
possible ones. A contract should give a time-frame for the obligation to 
be fulfilled, or define details. Requiring to be fulfilled may be, I 
think, in place even before...
> Rob
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