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- From: Miles Sabin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'XML Dev' <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 17:47:45 +0100
John Cowan wrote,
> Providing source and binary is a multiplicity of
> views. Providing binary only is a firewall.
> Providing source only is not a firewall, because
> compilers are freely available (free speech, not free
> Providing hard copy and soft copy is a multiplicity.
> Providing hard copy only is a firewall.
> Providing HTML rather than XML, or PDF rather than
> HTML, are firewalls.
This analogy is actually quite dangerous to your
position. Typists are freely available (free speech,
not free beer). As long as the semantic info is
available (hardcopy or HTML crud) it can be
Copyright/IP problems? Presumably ditto for unauthorized
use of information presented in a machine accessible way.
Miles Sabin Cromwell Media
Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)181 410 2230 London, W6 0LJ
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