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Re: Proposed license for IETF Contributions

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 09:39:34PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 12:28:48 +0100 Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > Btw, the latest revised license reads:
> > 
> >     c.  The Contributor grants third parties the irrevocable
> >         right to copy, use and distribute the Contribution, with
> >         or without modification, in any medium, without royalty,
> >         provided that unauthorized redistributed modified works
> >         do not contain misleading author, version, name of work,
> >         or endorsement information.  This specifically implies,
> >         for instance, that unauthorized redistributed modified
> >         works must not claim endorsement of the modified work by
> >         the IETF, IESG, IANA, IAB, ISOC, RFC Editor, or any
> >         similar organization, and remove any claims of status as
> >         an Internet Standard, e.g., by removing the RFC
> >         boilerplate.  The IETF requests that any citation or
> >         excerpt of unmodified text reference the RFC or other
> >         document from which the text is derived.
> s/unauthorized redistributed/redistributed unofficial/  , I would say...
> The term "unauthorized" makes me think about a license violation, which
> is not what is meant here, IIUC.
Agree; I considered suggesting "not explicitly authorized".  I would
also suggest to remove the preface "This specifically implies, for
instance, that", and just use the additional "don't imply endorsement"

Clear skies,

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