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Re: Wiki CSS

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Wiki CSS
Date: 2008-09-10 02:58:25
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On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 08:37:04PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:

> Well, that's about 20 pages in the PDF I've got.  I think if you think
> that qualifies as fair use, you REALLY had better get confirmation from
> a lawyer before putting the project at risk.  My understanding of fair
> use is that it probably stretches to a few paragraphs or so.

It may well stretch beyond that, but I'm willing to bet that large
corporation-sponsored committees with itchy lawyer fingers and a
strong interest in keeping control of their publications are willing
to swat a small ill-funded project or two in order to protect that
interest.  I think this effort is borrowing trouble, and we shouldn't
do it.  I support Tom's call for references rather than excerpts.

I have to echo, as well, the concerns about testing things on a
production site.  Not cool, that.


Andrew Sullivan
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