a data licensing problem

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Nov 9 01:02:57 UTC 2002

John Cowan writes:
 > to insist (by legal, not technical, means) that your page on the WWW is
 > only to be read by people with Mozilla (etc.) browsers, and not IE browsers.
 > How do you manage to enforce such a thing?

Aha!  Bing!  That's how you do it!  You publish the data in a special 
open source format, which is unusable by Windows applications.  Sure,
somebody in the open source world might create a format converter, but 
why would they bother?  Even if they did, you're selling the "real"
dataset, not an in-coverted one.

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