"Margaret" == Margaret Wasserman <margaret(_at_)thingmagic(_dot_)com>
>>>>>>> "Harald" == Harald Tveit Alvestrand
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.
Margaret> I generally agree with these things, too. However, I
Margaret> think that trade-offs/decisions regarding the IP rights
Margaret> associated with IT tools are decisions that the IAOC &
Margaret> IAD should be entrusted to make.
Agreed. I'm happy giving some guidance in the BCP. I'm also happy
not doing so. I would not be happy placing requirements on the IAOC
on this issue in the BCP.
Margaret> I also think that the IAOC should structure our
Margaret> contracts so that the IASA function has access to all of
Margaret> the data associated with our operations (documents,
Margaret> tracker state, e-mail archives, etc.). I don't
Margaret> necessarily think that the IETF (the open community of
Margaret> Internet folks) should have unrestricted access to all
Margaret> that data, though.
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