Behalf Of Simon Josefsson
The text in section 9.5 appear to me to make it permanently
impossible to incorporate portions of RFC in both free or
I believe the requirement to give up all rights to derivative
works of the IETF IPR would be unacceptable to the Debian and
FreeBSD community. They are not in a legal position to grant
the Trust all rights to derivative works of the work that
include portions of RFCs.
That raises a question that I have not seen answered yet.
What is the purpose of the trust if not to attempt to prevent
unauthorized derrivative works?
Today it is possible to make a proposal to IETF process, have that WG
implode (e.g. MARID) and then take the specification to an alternative
This might appear to some to be a good idea. In practice however the
parties that might do such a thing are the parties that begin a
standards process by asking the question 'what forum should we choose?'.
It would be a very bad idea for the IETF to attempt to make that choice
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