Re: query from Georg Greve of GNU about Debian's opinion of the FDL
Scripsit Branden Robinson <email@example.com>
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 12:31:42PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote=20
> > > Under *some* countries using the *minority* Droit d'Auteur
> > > system, perhaps. =20
> > > Under the system used in the majority of the world,=20
> > I strongly object: Great Britain and its former colonies are not the
> > majority of the world, whatever your criteria (number of inhabitants,
> > GNP, etc) are.
> I strongly object to your objection. The U.S., U.K., and other
> countries using the "common law" legal system are important enough
> within the domain of discussion (Free Software distributed by the Debian
> Project) to be granted consideration.
It is true that the common-law part of the world is important. That
does not make it a "majority", which was what Nathanael claimed it
Henning Makholm "... and that Greek, Thucydides"