Re: Please remove RFCs from the documentation in Debian packages
On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 01:00:47PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> There seem to be someone believing that standard documents should be
> treated as software. Standards are not software. Standards do not
> improve if everyone is allowed to modify them and publish the modified
> version as an updated version of the standard.
There's no need to. But I want to have the right to change a standard
slightly, and hand it around, telling people that this is how I would
have liked the standard. I also want to have the right to enhance or
even change a standard, and use it e.g. for some internal project. I
want to quote parts of the standard in other documents or my software
(maybe even outside the "fair use" constraints). I might not be allowed
to do that. There might be other restrictions as well.
I don't want to have the right to call these modified documents "RFCs"
or "standards", though. Please don't confuse these two issues. This is
something that we already allow - see some software licenses that we
consider free that require derived versions of the software to change
the name of the software.