Marshall Eubanks <tme(_at_)americafree(_dot_)tv> writes:
2.e -- the review period for TLP changes has been changed from 30 to
14 days, which is consistent with the last-call period for other IETF
John gave several reasons why this isn't good justification, and I agree
with them. Reading his thoughts, my opinion is that changing the time
frame from 30 to 14 days is a change in the wrong direction considering
that these documents are not developed in an open way and that the IETF
community may want to ask their lawyers to review the changes before
responding. In my experience, getting those answers takes significantly
more time than 14 days.
4.e -- this new section clarifies the legend requirements for Code
Components that are used in software under the BSD License. In short,
the user must include the full BSD License text or a shorter pointer
to it (which is set forth in Section 6.d)
6.d -- the BSD legend/pointer described in 4.e above
The text in 6.d doesn't work. Part of the BSD license (quoted in your
document) is this paragraph:
Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
If you replace the BSD license with a pointer, you would violate that
part of the BSD license.
To avoid simple mistakes when changing things related to the BSD license
(which now appears to be the norm rather than the exception) I believe
it would be a good idea for the IETF Trust to talk with people and
organizations who understands open source licensing. I'm sure the
Software Freedom Law Center could help here.
If the process to develop drafts were open and done on a mailing list, I
could have pointed out this earlier.
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