% One of those terms/conditions was a limited period
% of publication, after which, the rights revert back
% to the author(s).
% ps - look at RFC 3667 section 1 (g)
ah... but said RFC did not exist at the time my IDs
went out. and my cursory perusal of said RFC seems
to indicate that it is mute on materials submitted
into the IETF process in times that pre-date said
RFC existance. In my case, the drafts in question
clearly state the terms/conditions of publication
by the IETF and where said copywright resides.
Now perhaps the IETF should have refused publication,
but it did not... so I believe that the T/C in the
draft are valid. Legacy stuff is quite thorny.
Perhaps MO's law should be called on and one could
let sleeping dogs/drafts alone.
RFC 3667 section 1(g) clearly covers most all new
drafts, save RFC Editor contributions and material
that is limited by section 3.3(a)(c) -
that said, it could be that the 40,000 or so legacy
draft authors won't care, but it would be sound hygiene
to ask them if they mind if RFC 3667 rules would apply
to their contributions.
Opinions expressed may not even be mine by the time you read them, and
certainly don't reflect those of any other entity (legal or otherwise).
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