[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 19:56:07 UTC 2007

This reference to Napoleon and Queen Anne is a wee bit to esoteric for me ..
please provide a reference so that I can pretend to be clever. :)

On Nov 22, 2007 8:48 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22/11/2007, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> >  Which should
> > we fault more for failing to foresee the internet, Queen Anne or
> Napoleon.
> The original statute of Anne would have little problem with the
> Internet since it only applies to written work on paper. The GFDL as
> written would be ineffectual since it doesn't require witnesses. It
> would also run into problems when works were translated:
> VII.Provided, That nothing in this act contained, do extend, or shall
> be construed to extend to prohibit the importation, vending, or
> selling of any books in Greek, Latin, or any other foreign language
> printed beyond the seas; any thing in this act contained to the
> contrary notwithstanding.
> The act also places limits on how much you could charge but that would
> unlikely to be a problem.
> --
> geni
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