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Re: PHP non-free or wrongly named?

Scripsit MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:

>> [...] However, conventionally, "may not do foo" is supposed
>> to be parsed as (a) whereas "must not do foo" is usually parsed
>> analogously to (b) - which makes them actually mean the same in
>> natural English.

> Which convention specified that change in meaning for "may"?

"May" itself does not change its meaning.

>> But it is not our modus operandi to consider something to be *free*
>> based on such a reading that clearly diverges from what the author
>> actually did mean.

> Would you please forward the explanation you appear to have
> received from the PHP licence author?

I have not received any specific explanation. But I believe I have a
basic understanding of the English language.

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