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

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On 09/12/07 05:16, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> 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
> permitted.

Really?  Not in the RFCs I've read.

>>> 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.

Says who?  That just doesn't make sense.  RFCs are almost never
written by a single person.

>                           This is a serious limitation in free software
> development, where anyone must be able to contribute in very
> quickly-moving projects.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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