Re: Referencing the DFSG [Re: DRAFT summary of the OPL; feedback requested]
Humberto Massa said on Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 11:17:25AM -0300,:
> I Disagree. If it's to be a reference, then cross-references get to
> be more and more important. So, to *properly* cross-reference the
> summary with the DFSG, a small note like (Viol DFSG #2, maybe #4)
> is a nice thing.
Essence of writing a good opinion is that we need to convey the same
message we have in mind.
You simply cannot predefine how you are going to do that.
When a clause is plainly violating the DFSG, we can get away with
`that is not DFSG free'; and a reference to specific provisions of the
DFSG might not be necessary.
But to say that this clause from the GFDL
"You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the
reading or further copying of the copies you make or distribute."
is not free equires elaboration and references to specific provisions
of DFSG. (better examples might be available).
Mahesh T. Pai, LL.M.,
'NANDINI', S. R. M. Road,