Get ready....

Derek J. Balling dredd at
Thu Apr 15 03:40:13 UTC 1999

I dunno, the license claims that the license itself is copyrighted and may
not be altered. 

You certainly can document a "statement of words", that's what non-fiction
books are, and if I was to start printing up bootleg copies of "The Road
Ahead" you can rest assured Bill's lawyers would be on me like bees on
honey. :)


At 08:35 PM 4/14/99 -0700, phred at wrote:
>Practically speaking, though, lawyers copy each others' work all the
>time ("boilerplate").  A license, a statement of words in the English
>language, is not a copyright in and of itself, as I understand it.
>If someone who really understands this would come along and clarify,
>I would be happy to shut up now.

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