Poetic rule in licence (RE: License Submission)
irm at myrealbox.com
Mon Apr 29 20:40:04 UTC 2002
> "Contradict the Language Specification" means to modify the
> Package in such a way that a user wishing to access one or more
> features of the Package would have no choice but to write code
> which is illegal according to the Language Specification.
> Failure to comply with the Language Specification is NOT the
> same as contradicting the Language Specification. The Language
> Specification represents a target, and every implementation
> is a work in progress. You are not required to ensure that legal
> code works, only that illegal code fails.
> Failure to keep up with the Language Specification is NOT the
> same as contradicting the Language Specification. Code which is
> legal for any version of the Language Specification, even if it
> is illegal in a newer version, is not considered illegal.
> Adding requirements is NOT the same as contradicting the Language
> Specification. Code that requires a custom
> implementation, or the
> presence of specific libraries, files, devices or other resources
> to work properly is not considered illegal.
I find this is a very good rule. This is a useful formulation of the "unity"
rule and it applies on any work, not only software. It also sounds very
close with the non-contradiction rule in philosophy.
I was searching some phrasing like this "Poetic rule" for describing the
translation "unity" rule, but my approach was tangent. Good.
I will integrate this kind of phrasing to PLT. The title very appropiate:
it is really a Poetic rule.
Greetings, and I hope your license will be approved quickly.
(more than others, in fact... :-D)))
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