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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: ODF Toolkit Incubation Pre-Proposal
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:29:57 GMT
Rob Weir wrote on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 07:52:58 -0400:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 6:31 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> > Rob Weir wrote on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 20:51:53 -0400:
> >> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
wrote:
> >> > Rob Weir wrote on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 19:00:50 -0400:
> >> >> Hi Dennis,
> >> >>
> >> >> If I understand correctly, the practice at Apache would be to remove
> >> >> these legacy copyright statements and aggregate them into a single
> >> >> NOTICE document.  This would be true, even if it says "DO NOT ALTER
OR
> >> >> REMOVE".  I imagine they would even tear off those tags on mattresses.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > To whom does the pronoun "they" refer?
> >> >
> >>
> >> Sorry, that is a joke that probably only makes sense in the US.
> >
> > You did not answer my question.
> >
> 
> You could parse "they" as being a nominative third person plural
> impersonal.  In English, not all pronouns refer to antecedents in the
> text.  The exceptions are the impersonals.

As long as "they" was not intended to refer to "Apache" I'm happy.

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