[free-sklyarov] _Alice_ read aloud

Jon O . jono at microshaft.org
Sun Aug 26 21:24:38 PDT 2001

On 25-Aug-2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 11:31:20PM -0700, Jon O . (jono at microshaft.org) wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, I think you've got something here...
> > 
> > Furthermore, The Project Gutenberg License states:
> > 
> > You may distribute copies of this etext electronically, or by
> > disk, book or any other medium if...
> > 
> > The etext may be readily converted by the reader at
> >           no expense into plain ASCII, EBCDIC or equivalent
> >           form by the program that displays the etext (as is
> >           the case, for instance, with most word processors);
> >           OR
> > 
> >      [*]  You provide, or agree to also provide on request at
> >           no additional cost, fee or expense, a copy of the
> >           etext in its original plain ASCII form (or in EBCDIC
> >           or other equivalent proprietary form).
> This is a misleading abridgment of the Project Gutenberg license.
> Under the forward material to Alice, is the section "DISTRIBUTION UNDER
>     You may distribute copies of this etext electronically, or by disk,
>     book or any other medium IF YOU EITHER DELETE THIS "SMALL PRINT!"
> (emphasis added)
> Note that the emphasized text, dropped in Jon O's post, allows for
> unrestricted use of the text if the Project Gutenberg additions are
> removed.  The remaining text is public domain (specified earlier in the
> preferatory text), and hence, its use is unrestricted.
> The following terms (quoted partially in Jon O.'s post) refer to terms
> for copying and distributing the *entire work*, with the PG additions.

I must be missing something here, the Alice version we are discussing
did not remove "ALL OTHER REFERENCES TO PROJECT GUTENBERG" and therefore
is subject to the "OR" which contains the three paragraphs containing
stipulations. And as I said, people interested should review the 
entire license and comment on it and it's relation to this Alice ebook.

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