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Re: free licensing of TEI Guidelines

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 06:51:54PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 06:48:21PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > If you put unauthorised things into the namespace of the TEI standard, 
> > then you are claiming that they are part of that standard, because the 
> > namespace is a unique persistent identifier for the standard's tags. 
> > This would be explicitly misrepresenting TEI's view.
> Please leave this sort of thing for the courts to decide. It's acutely
> scenario-dependent. Trying to prejudice the result in the license is
> probably a bad idea.

Clarification: the reason why it's a bad idea is because this is a
function of people's perception of the action at the time the action
occurs, not at the time when the license is written. It might not
always be the case that people perceive these namespaces in this
fashion; if that were to happen then the constraint you describe would
have become "unreasonable".

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