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[task #16406] Submission of CC Mode

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: [task #16406] Submission of CC Mode
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2023 06:05:58 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #10, task #16406 (project administration):

Hello, Ineiev.

[comment #9 comment #9:]

> It can't matter where they copy from when the copies are identical: it's the
same work released under two licenses.

> Do I miss anything?

Well, I seem to remember, about 10 years ago, a firm making and selling
"Hackintoshes" (Intel PCs loaded with Apple Macintosh OSs) was found guilty of
copyright infringement because they loaded each PC from a master they had
made, rather than from the individual Apple distribution media they shipped
with each PC.  The question is a legal one rather than a technical one.

Also, such a file of code fragments would need context from the manual around
each fragment, to make them meaningful.  Such a file would need to be
maintained (although, in the CC Mode manual, these code pieces don't change

This file would also be ugly, and would be an aesthetic blemish on CC Mode,
since it clearly serves no technical purpose.

Surely this point has come up for discussion before, probably quite a lot of
times.  Is there not some better way that code fragments in manuals can be
made freely copyable, possibly some licensing text in the manual, despite the
manual being GFDL?


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