Re: Effort to change IETF's copying conditions for RFCs
Florian Weimer <email@example.com> writes:
> * Peter Samuelson:
>>> * Simon Josefsson:
>>> > The Contributor grants third parties the right to
>>> > copy and distribute the Contribution, with or without
>>> > modification, in any medium, without royalty. If the
>>> > Contribution is modified, any claims of endorsement or
>>> > official status by the IETF or ISOC must be removed.
>> [Florian Weimer]
>>> Sure, but this might not be acceptable to ISOC, which might want to
>>> see a "Portions Copyright (C) 200x The Internet Society" in derived
>> I don't see a conflict there. A copyright notice is not a claim of
>> endorsement or official status - it's particularly clear that this is
>> not the case if only "portions" are copyrighted by some standards body.
> I didn't mean that, sorry.
> The potential problem I see is that Simon's new permission does not
> require attribution at all, not even the plain copyright statement.
I received some feedback from the IPR WG, resulting in this wording:
The Contributor grants third parties the right to
copy and distribute the Contribution, with or without
modification, in any medium, without royalty. The IETF
requests that any citation or excerpt of unmodified text
reference the RFC or other document from which the text is
derived. If the text is modified in any way other than
translation, any claim of endorsement by the IETF or status
within its document series must be removed.
This doesn't mention the copyright notice, but if the IETF is
satisfied with that wording, I think it is fine for me as well.
Is that license acceptable to the Debian community?