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Re: license change for POSIX manpages



On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 08:51:39 -0400 Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> >> One other issue: does "and the nroff source is included" mean that
> >if I> want to hand someone a printed copy of a manual page, I have to
> >either> print the nroff source or supply it on an attached disk? 
> >This seems> onerous for physical distribution.
> 
> Well, if you use the usual intepretation, you only have to *offer*
> someone the attached disk; if they decline it, you don't have to force
> it on them.

Well, but *can* we use the usual interpretation?
Our standard practice is to assume the most pessimistic interpretation,
isn't it?

And it says "included" with no other alternative options...
How can I assume they intended that an offer would be just as fine?


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