[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Phil Nash pn007a2145 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Mar 16 00:57:40 UTC 2009

Ray Saintonge wrote:
>> geni wrote:
>>> 2009/3/15 Charlotte Webb :
>>>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Ray Saintonge  wrote:
>>>>>> If the people producing the mugs want that they are free to
>>>>>> produce a version of the history on their servers or more
>>>>>> legally more solid include a sheet of paper with a complete list
>>>>>> of authors with the mug.
>>>>> It's hard to know who's being serious here.
>>>> Indeed, would I be violating the GFDL if I open the box, throw away
>>>> the paper, but keep the mug...
>>> No. Only if you then give the mug to someone else, make copies and
>>> give those to someone else or err publicly perform the mug.
>> So, if I want to give to give a mug with an erotic description of the
>> Kama Sutra to my girl friend, I also need to give her this list of
>> authors.  Are there really people here who would be so law-abiding
>> that they would threaten their love-life with that kind of
>> anti-climax?

Print the list on the base of the mug in a 2 pt font; satisfies the 
requirements, and doesn't compromise whatever effect you wish to achieve by 
the gift. Although, if such a gift could "threaten a love-life", either I've 
missed your satirical intent, or something else needs attention.

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