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From:
Austin Hastings
Date:
January 5, 2004 14:42
Subject:
RE: This week's summary
Message ID:
ICELKKFHGNOHCNCCCBKFIEDBCJAA.Austin_Hastings@Yahoo.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uri Guttman [mailto:uri@stemsystems.com]
> >>>>> "AH" == Austin Hastings <Austin_Hastings@Yahoo.com> writes:
>
>   AH> PS: While I'm somewhat sympathetic to the fact that eu guys are
>   AH> trying to spin up 200 years worth of amendments and supreme court
>   AH> decisions at the same time, it's still a ratf*ck. Eu need to get
>   AH> eurselves a Larry. I wonder if there's a precedent for that?
>
> but he if worked on that at the rate he is churning out apocalypses, it
> would be another 200 years. this is not a knock on larry but a comment
> on how large and complex that eu constitution probably is.

Au contraire. His job would not be to write, per se, but to eliminate.
Consider all the RFC's and then consider the synthesis he did to produce,
e.g., Grammars. Or the new block constructs (loop, etc.). Occam is dead.
Larry's still got a very sharp razor.

> i say we just sell them a license to use the US constitution. say a
> royalty on EU coinage?

When you consider some of the issues, it's sort of obvious that they're
trying *real* hard not to say, "Look the Americans solved this problem
already." Honestly, "voting weights?" What a pack of maroons.

You're right about the IP licensing. Bill Gates is probably frothing at the
mouth for not having a "Constitution Template" in the Euroversion of MS
Word.

=Austin


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