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Re: PHPNuke license

On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 21:06, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 04:26:08PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Here's a disastrous consequence.  [...]
> In this context (but not directly on-topic), I'd like to tell about
> a little service we had running at Wapit, where I worked on Kannel[1].
> It was a limited facility for web browsing via SMS.  You'd send it a
> message like "www debian.org" and it would fetch http://debian.org/,
> strip out all the tags, and send the contents back to you, in the
> form of one or more SMS messages.  There was a limit of 9 messages
> for one page, I think.
> Over here an SMS message can only hold 140 bytes, usually holding
> 160 7-bit characters.  If you want more, you have to send more of them,
> and generally pay for each one.  The typical GPL blurb would use up
> a whole message, costing money (probably around $0.05) and annoying
> the user.

It seems to me that there's a lot of stuff that you would want that
gateway to strip or abbreviate.  You would want to cut all copyright
notices.  Incidentally, it's probable that that service as-is violates a
lot of copyright notices, by rebroadcasting the pages without

-Dave Turner                     Stalk Me: 617 441 0668

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