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Re: Discussions with plh [was: Moving Forward]

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 07:51:47 -0500
Message-ID: <49883DE3.7010707@intertwingly.net>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> Sam Ruby wrote:
>> How about "the W3C license for the HTML 5 Document"?  By that I mean 
>> to include any and all of [Working Draft|Candidate 
>> Recommendation|Proposed Recommendation|Recommendation|Working Group 
>> Note].
> 
> I presume this would include the authoring guide too, which is what 
> ACTION-29 was about.  It's great to finally see some progress being made 
> on this issue.  I just wanted to note, that for the authoring guide (not 
> the spec), I wouldn't mind it just being dedicated to the public domain.

Based on conversations with Ian @ Mozilla, and later with plh, I'm 
actually pursuing a related action for the HTML 5 Document, and for that 
document getting agreement for cc-by is sufficient (modulo Henri's 
concerns).

I do believe that once we get agreement for one document, there 
essentially is no requirement for any other document to publish under a 
more restrictive license (which is why the W3C might want to move slowly 
on this, as it essentially affects all working groups).

If you would like ACTION-29 to reflect something more, than that part 
can be pursued separately.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 12:52:18 GMT

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