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Re: license of schema files

Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> writes:

> Hello debian-legal and openldap maintainers,
> the upstream kolabd package includes rfc2739.schema:
> http://kolab.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs-kolab.cgi/server/kolabd/kolabd/rfc2739.schema?rev=
> kolabd was rejected by ftpmaster because of this schema license text
> (this schema is now removed but it would be better to get it included
> again):
> ...
> However, this
> #  document itself may not be modified in any way, such as by removing
> #  the copyright notice or references to the Internet Society or other
> #  Internet organizations, except as needed for the purpose of
> #  developing Internet standards in which case the procedures for
> #  copyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must be
> #  followed, or as required to translate it into languages other than
> #  English.
> ...
> "document itself may not be modified in any way" is the main point. The
> following are examples and more information. It looks like its just a
> copy of a RFC license e.g. ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc2821.txt

IMHO permission to modify standards is uninteresting.  The document is
only useful in it's original form anyway.

Måns Rullgård

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