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Re: License review request

On 10/1/06, Arnoud Engelfriet <arnoud@engelfriet.net> wrote:
I suppose you could be equally conspicuous with boldface or
differently colored text. The problem is, as far as the lawyers
are concerned, all caps seems to work just fine. Why use
something different? At best, the court will rule it's just
as good as all caps. At worst, they'll say you deviated from
common industry practice, which confuses consumers, and therefore
your disclaimer was *not* conspicuous.

However, ASCII does not have a code for bold, nor a code for colours.
Without all caps it's a bit hard to emphasise plain ASCII text. If the
license was always in a word processed doc it would be OK, but that's
not always the case.

Andrew Donnellan
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