Tim Salo wrote:
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 09:56:02 -0700
From: Joe Touch <touch(_at_)ISI(_dot_)EDU>
Subject: Re: An Internet Draft as reference material
PS - is no one else alarmed by the re-publishing of material
submitted under an explicit agreement for 'removal after 6 mos'?
I know _I_ have not been asked for such permission.
To the contrary, I believe that you granted broad permissions when you
submitted a document as an Internet Draft. For example, in
draft-touch-ipsec-vpn-00.txt you write:
This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with
all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026 except for the right to
produce derivative works.
From RFC 2026, Section 10.3.1. All Contributions:
l. ... However, to the extent that the submission is or may
be subject to copyright, the contributor, the organization he
represents (if any) and the owners of any proprietary rights in
the contribution, grant an unlimited perpetual, non-exclusive,
royalty-free, world-wide right and license to the ISOC and the
IETF under any copyrights in the contribution. This license
includes the right to copy, publish and distribute the
contribution in any way, and to prepare derivative works that are
based on or incorporate all or part of the contribution, the
license to such derivative works to be of the same scope as the
license of the original contribution.
On a bad day, I might be inclined to ask: Am I the only one concerned about
authors "forgetting" that they have granted broad rights to the
ISOC and IETF?
Reading along further in the same document:
... Internet Drafts that
have been removed (for any reason) from the Internet-Drafts
directories shall be archived by the IETF Secretariat for the sole
purpose of preserving an historical record of Internet standards
activity and thus are not retrievable except in special
It isn't so clear that the rights in Sec 10.3.1 supercede the
implicit agreement in Sec. 8.