License for Standards Spec?
This question came up in the process of drafting a
definition for "open file formats" -- what licenses are
acceptable for the specification documentation?
In many cases, it is to the benefit of the community that
a standards body officially approves the specification, which
would seem to translate to not allowing modified versions to
be distributed (I think this might even be true of some existing
standards like the W3C's HTML specification). What about
the RFCs? Are such documents DFSG free?
It seems like they would fail, since it normally mandates
"modify+redistribute" rights for software. Is this an example
of documentation needing a different standard? Or is
there a way around the "official version" problem that
Thanks for any comments,
Terry Hancock ( hancock at anansispaceworks.com )
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.anansispaceworks.com