Subject: Re: the provide, license verbs
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 13:02:27 -0700

Quoting Stephen C. North (

> As with most matters raised here, it's been resolved - in the imagination
> of the writer.

To be serious for a moment, I don't have a definitive answer to your
question.  Sorry.

On a prior occasion (elsewhere) when the question came up, I referred
querents to John Cowan's opinion and analysis on the matter -- which
then drew personal abuse (towards _me_) from Prof. Bernstein.

The intended humour (such as it was) in my reply this time lay in my
making a somewhat more determined effort to not get caught in the middle

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