[Rd] R1.2.0 (PR#766)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 18:42:22 +0000 (GMT)

On 18 Dec 2000, MJ Ray wrote:

> Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca> writes:
> > I think we would be better off to let a non-native English speaker
> > decide. My Shorter OED (possibly a special version for the colonies)
> > gives both spelling. In french it is Licence.
> In native English, it is "Licence".  In American English, it is
> "License".  Personally, I prefer the native English version, but I'm
> outnumbered on this planet.

I don't think wither of those are relevant.  It is a DCF (Debian Control
Format?) file, and in DCF the entry is `License:'.  Human languages don't
come into it.  (As another example, the field is `Author:' even if there
are seventeen authors.)

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