Re: A possible GFDL compromise
David B Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Less likely, though I certainly wouldn't say it's impossible, is a judge
> ruling that without providing electricity, a working computer with a CD
> reader, and a technician to operate it and read the words aloud,
> distributing the documentation on a standard ISO9660 CD is in violation
> of the license.
> (Yes, the above is a deliberately silly example. It's obsurd. If a judge
> did maintain that position, we would all think the judge is nuts. But
> there are judges that are nuts when it comes to technology - a LOT of
> them. The example is meant to show a flaw in the GFDL.)
Actually, isn't there a complicated set of trademark and patent claims
preventing manufacture of a CD reader without paying money to Phillips
and some trade organizations? This may not be that ridiculous.
Brian T. Sniffen email@example.com