On 2008-12-18 11:32, Dave CROCKER wrote:
My assumption was not that the work was "available" for "IETF use".
My assumption was that the IETF owned the work. Pure and simple.
False. You never implicitly transferred ownership.
The IETF was free to do whatever the hell if felt like with the work and
I retained no rights. Use it. Give it to another group.
Specifically, "Give it to another group." was never covered until 5378.
That's the entire problem.
Really. That's the cultural basis that I believe formed this community
and informed participants in it.
ps. Well, to be more complete, I assumed that IETF ownership meant that
the document was required to be publicly available and -- though I
didn't know the term at the time -- there was public permission for
derivative works by whoever felt like doing the deriving.
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