> > I urge you to check your listservs and remove the code that inserts this
> > header.
> 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.
First of all, I will explain this for the last time; messages do not
have versions so the header line does not apply to the message. On the other
hand, yes it is confusing and you may argue "but header lines refer to the
message that follows"; well, not this one -- therefore it has been changed to:
this is both clear AND RFC 822 for the net police.
The instruction "remove the code that inserts this header." is not well
thought of at best.