* Christoph Simon
(please get a proper sig delimiter)
| The german expression has a somewhat special history. Some centuries
| ago, a person could be declared to be "vogelfrei", as free as a bird,
| but in a not so romantic sense, as he would find himself disprovided
| of any kind of legal protection. If anybody wanted to harm or even
| kill him, he wouldn't be persecuted for that.
Like the english expression outlaw and the Norwegian expression
fredløs (literally: restless/peaceless)?
>From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
Outlaw \Out"law`\ (?), n. [AS. &?;tlaga, &?;tlah. See Out, and
A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of
its protection. --Blackstone.
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.