Tim Salo wrote:
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 23:36:00 -0700
From: Joe Touch <touch(_at_)ISI(_dot_)EDU>
Subject: Re: An Internet Draft as reference material
From RFC 2026, Section 10.3.1. All Contributions:
There are many IDs (a couple of which I also wrote) which
predate that RFC which are being proposed.
It is not the archival of post-2026 IDs that is of concern,
nor the basic idea of keeping an archive. However, it seems
reasonable to expect, as copyright OWNER of the material of
those pre-2026 IDs, that we be _asked_ for permission to post.
From RFC 1602:
5.4. Rights and Permissions
In the course of standards work, ISOC receives contributions in
various forms and from many persons. To facilitate the wide
dissemination of these contributions, it is necessary to establish
specific understandings concerning any copyrights, patents, patent
applications, or other rights in the contribution. The procedures
set forth in this section apply to contributions submitted after 1
April 1994. For Internet standards documents published before
this date (the RFC series has been published continuously since
April 1969), information on rights and permissions must be sought
directly from persons claiming rights therein.
Note that your claims highlight the importance of one of the major
motivations for the creation of the ISOC and the formalization of the
intellectual property rights to documents submitted to the IETF,
namely the difficulty faced by those wishing to create compilations of
Compilations of RFCs are different from IDs. IDs were designed
to disappear; that is a condition under which they were (and are)
written. That's why RFC2026 explicitly indicates the conditions
under which ID material will be made available after the 6-mos
limit. And why it may have a chilling effect to do otherwise.