Approval request - Poetic License

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Thu Nov 8 21:10:54 UTC 2001

on Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 06:12:48AM -0500, John Cowan (cowan at wrote:
> Karsten M. Self scripsit:
> > There's a crucial distinction:  the GPL questions _practice_ and
> > utilizes _law_.  The submitted "Poetic License" questions law.  What it
> > utilizes, I'm not sure.  As such, I don't see it as a license, in fact,
> > it says as much.
> Yes, it does.  But it grants the essential rights to copy, distribute,
> and make derivative works, albeit with much ranting attached, and as
> such it's an OSL.

In my reading, it doesn't:

    "This license is not granted".

The basis for my earlier comment that this is largely a machine that
turns itself off.

I've said all I care to on the subject.

Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
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