"Harald" == Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald(_at_)alvestrand(_dot_)no> writes:
Harald> this works for me (my only problem is stylistic - it's
Harald> somewhat long for a principle, so may fit better in the
Harald> "details" sections, if a place can be found for it).
I like the spirit of this as well. I think it would be nice for the
software developed with IETF money to be open source especially in
situations where there is not a compelling reason to do otherwise. I
think that data should generally be openly available, with exceptions
for things like mailing list subscriptions, archives of private
mailing lists, etc.
I generally agree with these things, too. However, I think that
trade-offs/decisions regarding the IP rights associated with IT tools
are decisions that the IAOC & IAD should be entrusted to make.
I also think that the IAOC should structure our contracts so that the
IASA function has access to all of the data associated with our
operations (documents, tracker state, e-mail archives, etc.). I
don't necessarily think that the IETF (the open community of Internet
folks) should have unrestricted access to all that data, though.
In short, I don't think that we should be trying to specify
secretariat contract terms in this BCP. We can argue about those
terms when the IASA TT and/or the IAOC puts out a draft RFP for
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