> I urge you to check your listservs and remove the code that inserts this
I don't like the header either, but Tasos has put a lot of work into
the code. If you don't like the header, don't run the code. I doubt
that Tasos will get his lawyers after you, and he'd probably be on
shakey ground anyway, but I, for one, think it would be unethical to
do what you urge. There are other programs around that would suit
your requirements (i.e. no copyright notices) better.
BTW, all our publications go out to a couple of thousand people on the
list, and nobody has ever even asked, much less complained, "Why Tasos
has a copyright on all NSF publications?" I suspect most people
realize that it's the software that's copyrighted, not the messages.