Re: Non-free IETF RFC/I-Ds in,source packages
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> No responses? No one cares enough to comment? Lets see if a change in
>> subject helps.
>> Do the files created from the RFCs also have the same restrictive license
>> as the RFCs themselves?
> The text of the RFCs is copyrighted. The mapping tables in the RFCs
> cannot be under US copyright law, and I believe copyright law in other
> countries is similar. I'm guessing (I haven't looked closely) that what's
> happening here is that the build process is generating code from the
> tables in the RFC appendices.
> It should be fine if you strip the text of the RFC out in the Debian
> upstream source tarball and include only the tables that are used in the
> code generation process. You can probably steal code from the Heimdal
> code generation process itself to do that automatically, and then run that
> script on new upstream tarballs to generate the Debian *.orig.tar.gz.
What you describe is roughly what my Libidn does, which also generates
code from the data tables in RFC 3454. See the copyright related
discussion in the file itself:
It contains some e-mail discussions with email@example.com.