From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 22 2006 - 18:37:35 CST
> At 14:31 -0800 2006-11-22, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> >Symbols for encoding as characters in Unicode cannot be encumbered
> >with some particular group's claim to control their exact shape,
> >appearance, meaning, function, and usage rights.
> There's the ESTIMATED SIGN.
Yeah, and U+3004 JAPANESE INDUSTRIAL STANDARD SYMBOL
and so on.
The one thing you can be sure about for Unicode is that
there is going to be an exception to every rule.
In fact there is an exception to *that* generalization,
because the *second* thing you can be sure about is that
whatever entity gets placed on the table, if there is
enough push behind it, it is going to get encoded
as a character eventually.
Maybe even the commacomma, or the hemisemicomma, or whatever
But before we conclude anything about four commons
license symbols, maybe somebody should contact
Creative Commons and see what *they* think:
And keep in mind that these folks are dedicated to
"Enabling the legal sharing and reuse of cultural,
educational, and scientific works" with emphasis on
the *LEGAL* part of that. They are one of the most
carefully lawyered up legalistic manifestations
of the let's-share-everything movement -- the polar
opposite of the kazaa, squidoo, and myfreemusics of
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