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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Robert Lemmen wrote:

> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 02:25:57PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
>> I agree that treating code, data, and documents identically is a problem.
> right, and while we're at it: a standards document (like a RFC) is
> another different thing. it is and should be not allowed to modify it,
> and we should still be able to ship it. it is exactly as free as it
> should be.

No, this has been discussed to death.  You need to be able to make a
modified version of a standards document which defines a new or different
standard.  (This is a major use of standards documents!)  Requiring that
the name be changed is just fine and DFSG-free, but the current RFC license
doesn't allow modified versions even if the name is changed.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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