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Re: Debian's Linux kernel continues to regress on freedom

Le mercredi 12 septembre 2007 à 05:04 -0500, Ron Johnson a écrit :
> > Sorry, but the license doesn't allow that.
> Which license?  I've looked a a few RFCs, and they each seem to have
> a different (sometimes non-existent) license.  All, though, seem to
> say, "Distribution of this memo is unlimited."
> It would be useful to show John and I some specific examples of RFCs
> that don't allow any reformatting or translation derivations.

You've just found them. Without explicit permission, they are not

> > Not being able to draft derived versions of specifications is another
> > plain stupid idea.
> Since when can't you draft derived versions?
> RFC 1725 is (quoting the text) "primarily a minor revision to RFC
> 1460", which in turn is (again quoting the text) "primarily a minor
> revision to [RFC1225]", which itself in turn is based on ideas from
> RFCs 918, 937, and 1081.

You can draft derived versions, but you can't distribute them until they
are accepted as new RFCs. This is a serious limitation in free software
development, where anyone must be able to contribute in very
quickly-moving projects.

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
: :' :           josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org
`. `'                        joss@debian.org
  `-  Debian GNU/Linux -- The power of freedom

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