DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 11 06:11:52 UTC 2008

Philippe Verdy wrote:
> "Fair use" is not relevant for documents that are text only.

Yes, as a matter of fact it is.

Fair use applies to any copyrighted work in the U.S., and short extracts
for "quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of
illustration or comment" (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html) in a
non-commercial work like the OSI mailing list is generally very safe.

matt Flaschen

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