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Re: Effort to change IETF's copying conditions for RFCs

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> * Simon Josefsson:
>>> I think you might get broader support in the vendor community if you
>>> make the license for modified copying non-copyleft.
>> Yes, that is the intention.  Requiring a copyleft license is likely to
>> meet with disapproval from too many people, for various reasons.
> But isn't the "this notice [...] preserved" part problematic?
> | The Contributor grants third parties the right to copy and distribute
> | the Contribution, with or without modification, in any medium,
> | without royalty, provided that the copyright notice and this notice
> | are preserved, and that any claims of being the authorative RFC are
> | removed.

Why - isn't that just like the "provided ..." part in the GPL:

|   1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
| source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
| conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
| copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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