Simon Josefsson wrote:
Generally, however, I think this question is very different from where
this thread started. It started, as far as I consider, with Stephan
suggesting that free software authors publish "free" (as in licensed
under a free software license) standards in the IETF. That is not
possible, and is unrelated to the question we discuss here.
BTW, why cannot a free software author license some particular
standards text under both RFC 5378 terms, and some other license
(a free software license, or even GPL)?
Presumably, he/she owns the copyright, and 5378 terms are
non-exclusive. Obviously, for collaborative efforts this may require
that all copyright holders agree, and that may make this unpractical.
But I wonder if there was some other reason?
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