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Re: FSF has published GNU FDL version 1.2

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 02:00:08PM -0800, Walter Landry wrote:
> > Your broad definition of "technical measures to obstruct or control
> > the reading or further copying of the copies" would prevent me from
> > keeping a GFDL-licensed work locked in my house: the doors and locks
> > obstruct reading by random passerby.
> Just because the clause can be taken to an absurd limit doesn't mean
> that it won't be enforced in more "reasonable" circumstances.  I don't
> think that my interpretation is all that extreme.

Please don't go there. A good lawyer can make clauses like this mean
*anything*. It's a good idea to avoid having them in licenses at all
(which is an independant complaint about the FDL).

  .''`.  ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Andrew Suffield
 : :' :  http://www.debian.org/ | Dept. of Computing,
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