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From: skaller <skaller@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml-get 0.1
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.


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