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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml-get 0.1
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 03:18:33PM +0100, Maxence Guesdon wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2004 00:59:51 +1100
> skaller <skaller@tpg.com.au> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 21:12, Maxence Guesdon wrote:
> > > On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 04:37:30 +0200
> > > > I guess licensing is for people to worry about, not programs :)
> > > 
> > > But providing an easy way to indicate the license is important, I think,
> > > -> the @license tag I want to add.
> > 
> > Some licences .. most licences unfortunately ..
> > create problems for such fine granularity.
> > Technically to 'element-get' a single element 
> > which is a 3 line function .. you'd have to include
> > the whole licence blurb of 60 lines or whatever.
> > 
> > In interscript (my literate progamming/packaging system),
> > I created some mechanism in which a single copy of each 
> > required licence could be shipped with a package..
> > but the licences were never included in the actual sources.
> > [The typeset output contained a link to the file for html,
> > or a reference for latex, etc ..).
> > 
> > Anyhow, when you 'element-get' an element, you probably
> > have to ensure the element is
> > 
> > (a) at least tagged in the fragment source with the licence name
> > (b) a copy of the required notice is fetched as well
> > 
> > .. even if the whole notice isn't included with each element.
> 
> That's what I was thinking about: the mandatory license tag could
> take an url and the license would be retrieved from that url when
> the caml-get archive is retrieved. If a license could not be
> retrieved (because of a wrong url for example), the element would
> not be available in the client repository.

Notice that many licences mandate that either the full licence or a
reduced version is available together with the source you distribute.

Friendly,

Sven Luther

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