Brian E Carpenter wrote:
On 2008-12-18 11:32, Dave CROCKER wrote:
My assumption was that the IETF owned the work. Pure and simple.
False. You never implicitly transferred ownership.
Yes I did. As I say, that was the culture.
Scott didn't have to come to Erik or me and ask permission, and he didn't even
have to think about whether he was required to. That was the culture. Law often
follows culture, since culture creates established practice.
I do realize that that was a long time ago and that we certainly have many
participants holding different views.
I was reviewing the history on the general belief that a crisis of the current
sort can often be aided by taking a fresh look at first principles.
But since I've now had a number of public and private exchanges with folk who
have been diligent participants in this topic and since none has seemed to
understand -- nevermind embrace -- the line of discussion I've tried to raise,
I'll go back to my observer status and let the folks who are putting the real
effort into this continue on.
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