Yes, I think we mention federal works in 5378. Unfortunately I don't think there are a lot of them, but have not done an inventory.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marshall Eubanks <tme(_at_)multicasttech(_dot_)com>
To: Contreras, Jorge
Cc: Simon Josefsson <simon(_at_)josefsson(_dot_)org>; Harald Alvestrand <harald(_at_)alvestrand(_dot_)no>; Randy Presuhn <randy_presuhn(_at_)mindspring(_dot_)com>; IETF Discussion <ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org>
Sent: Fri Dec 19 19:11:46 2008
Subject: Re: where to send RFC 5378 license forms
On Dec 19, 2008, at 2:13 PM, Contreras, Jorge wrote:
>>>> (I tracked the first sentence of the "Managed objects are accessed"
>>>> phrase back to RFC 1065, August 1988; authors-of-record
>> were Marshall
>>>> Rose and Keith McCloghrie. There were drafts before that,
>> of course.)
>>> That date is before RFC 1310 which makes things more interesting.
>>> Even more interesting is that the date is before 1 March
>> 1989, when
>>> US signed the Berne convention. According to:
>>> 1978 to 1 March 1989
>>> Published without notice, and without subsequent
>> registration within
>>> 5 years
>>> In the public domain
>> I had forgotten that - the Trust Counsel should give a
>> reading on this.
> Indeed -- I don't see a copyright notice in RFC 1065. This may be a
> useful approach for old RFCs that lack a copyright notice. Does
> know when the ISOC copyright notice was first applied to RFCs?
Also do not forget that the US Government does not claim copyright.
Were any RFCs written
by US Civil Servants ? Then their work is in the Public Domain.
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