Subject: Re: Nees help selecting a license
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 00:04:23 -0400

David Johnson scripsit:

> IANAL, not even on TV, but I would hazard a guess that trivial patches 
> up to five lines or so are fair game. 

I think the FSF sets the lower limit at 10 lines; after that they want a
copyright assignment.

> Again, I am not a lawyer, nor carry writs of marquee,  

If you mean "letters of marque", then I am glad to hear it: a privateer
among our midst would be an uncomfortable thing.

John Cowan     
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_
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