Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Fri Oct 17 17:14:18 EEST 2003
Oops, evolution sent my mail when I wasn't intending. Sorry.
This is covered in RFC2026. http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2026.txt
Copyright is assigned to the Internet Society, but not necessarily
until something has become at least a proposed standard.
Below is the current copyright out of the HTTP spec I'm updating,
which I believe is current practice.
The Gnu free documentation license has problems: in particular,
specs need to be modifiable to keep up with additions, etc,
so licenses which (can) restrict modifications for use in further
specifications are clearly bad (and why the GFDL is having its trouble
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003). All Rights Reserved.
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may not be modified in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice
or references to the Internet Society or other Internet organizations,
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Standards process must be followed, or as required to translate it into
languages other than English.
The limited permissions granted above are perpetual and will not be
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> On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 23:06, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I don't think we've ever discussed what license to use on the specs.
> > What do IETF and similar use? Opinions on what we should use?
> > Havoc
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Jim Gettys <Jim.Gettys at hp.com>
HP Labs, Cambridge Research Laboratory
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