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Re: [Groff] groff's license file COPYING. Was: (no subject) by accident

From: Alejandro Lopez-Valencia
Subject: Re: [Groff] groff's license file COPYING. Was: (no subject) by accident
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 18:01:51 -0500

On Monday, December 08, 2003 2:08 PM [GMT-5],
Bernd Warken <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 09:19:57AM -0500, Alejandro López-Valencia
> wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [Groff] groff's license file COPYING
>> Remember, the GPL is legally binding in the US *only*. It is
>> somewhat enforceable anywhere else on this rock only *by
>> proxy*, that is, only in those countries that have signed
>> international copyright treaties signed by the USA as well, *and*
>> these treaties are not valid unless approved by their national
>> creation bodies; there are countries where the Berne Convention
>> (1954?) is not valid because their congress has not approved it
>> a local law yet.
> Fortunately, we are not responsable for these legal details.
> done by the FSF.  If you have clear improvement proposals you
> contact them directly.

Hey! I do hope you are not meaning what you wrote, I do know that
there is a large difference between English and German (I speak
both, at least I used to :-) and I am presuming you have trouble
putting in English what you thought in German.

By proposing a legal text, without running it through the FSF first,
and then pretending that all modifications to your -- not FSF
approved text -- are to be approved by same FSF, you are presenting
a silly image of yourself.

My take on this:

The I'Ching says: T'ung becomes Ta Chuang: The sage carefully
removes himself from the struggle and quitely enters into the void
of Tao.

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