Silly Argument (was POSIX standards via FTP)

Keith Bierman - SPD Advanced Languages khb at Eng.Sun.COM
Tue Aug 28 05:46:18 AEST 1990

From:  khb at Eng.Sun.COM (Keith Bierman - SPD Advanced Languages)

In article <464 at usenix.ORG> Don_Lewine at writes:

.,   The argument about altered standards is just plain silly.  Given a 
   monetary incentive, I can have the whole standard rekeyed.  Given 
   the OCR equipment I have in my office, I can scan the whole document 
   at fairly low cost.

And if you do those things, and it is an X3 document they have
reserved the right to sue you. Such a threat already stopped one such

I agree that having standards online would be desireable; the logjam
is not technical, it is economic/political/legal.
Keith H. Bierman    kbierman at Eng.Sun.COM | khb at chiba.Eng.Sun.COM
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