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Re: non free IETF's RFC documents in .orig.tar.gz

Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> writes:

> I didn't do more than a cursory check, but 30 out of 32 RFCs in the
> OpenLDAP package include this "The Internet Society" copyright statement
> and they look reasonably similar.  The other two don't have copyright
> statements but do say: "Distribution of this memo is unlimited."

That phrase isn't actually a copyright license; it's a declaration
that the RFC isn't classified.  Because the Internet protocols were
originally done under the aegis of the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, it was necessary to mark such things as not
classified, and that's done with the phrase in question.

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