On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM, Richard Fontana
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 09:41:49PM -0500, Pamela Chestek wrote:
> I like the idea of explaining it in an FAQ. While FAQs wouldn't be
> an express contract way, but they would show what the practice in the
> is, which is probably good enough.
With the GPL, for better or worse, the FSF's FAQ has been remarkably
influential in affecting industry assumptions about GPL interpretation.
When I was on the proprietary side of the house I just assumed (without
agreeing) that the FAQs were the proper interpretation. It was like my
neighbor who thought the property line was in a different place than what
we thought; if I just observed his boundary line he wouldn't come out on
his porch when he was drunk and yell at me for crossing it, and I would
tolerate him coming around the fence and mowing the skinny little strip of
grass between the fence and our driveway. And I suppose ultimately someday
he would adversely possess that little plot of land, which is the point of