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RE: IETF Last Call for two IPR WG Dcouments

2008-03-28 12:44:22
c) to distribute or communicate copies of the Original Work 
and Derivative Works to the public, with the proviso that 
copies of Original Work or Derivative Works that You 
distribute or communicate shall be licensed under this 
Non-Profit Open Software License or as provided in section 17(d);

Is this a viral clause similar to that found in the GPL which
makes numerous commercial developers purposely avoid incorporating
such code into theirs? And in the IETF context, wouldn't this
clause encourage developers to create implementations that

Of course, IANAL but I really don't see why the IETF couldn't use
a licence which is basically the MIT or BSD licence possibly along
with some language about granting a patent license.

Is there a reason why the IETF does not submit its prospective license
to the OSI for approval? They know more about Open Source licences 
than anyone. There is more information here

--Michael Dillon
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