Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?
Adam McKenna <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 09:44:33AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Adam McKenna <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 10:07:21AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> >> By contrast, if there is an invariant section written in Japanese, I
>> >> cannot remove it, I cannot distribute a translation instead, I must
>> >> instead simply not transmit the document *at all* if I am stuck with
>> >> an ASCII-only medium.
>> > I guess you've never heard of UUENCODE.
>> That won't help: If the device is not capable of uudecoding and
>> displaying the resulting Japanese, the license requirement cannot be
> That's ridiculous.
To me, it's rather sad.
> The requirement is not that the sections must display on every device
> imaginable anyway. The requirement is that the sections are preserved when
> the document is distributed.
So how can I distribute the document on that device if I cannot include
it on the device? I cannot, and hence the modifications needed to use
it on that device are not allowed.
Of course I can distribute the complete document and tell the owner of
such a device how to create a derivative that fits on it. But then he
may no longer distribute it.
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