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Re: Draft W3C Excerpt License (Re: WG Decision - spec license use cases)

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:02:32 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f0903051102x3cd0647i6409ffbc6aed9ed8@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com> wrote:
> Karl Dubost writes:
>
>> Le 5 mars 2009 à 09:39, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
>>
>> > But particularly for the authoring guides, sepcifically the HTML 5
>> > Reference that I'm working on, I think the ability for others to
>> > fork that document, and incorporate it in whole or in part into
>> > their own work is very important.  Whether they want to produce
>> > their own independent online resources, books, or other
>> > publications, either commercially or non-commercially, it should be
>> > possible.
>>
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>> </irony>
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>> It is not an issue and has never been. It would be better to show
>> "real world" use cases of existing or past issues.
>
> But how many of those books are any good?  And would they be improved if
> they could quote accurately from the spec, or from well-written
> officially sanctioned references and guides?

And how many of those do things that are technically illegal under the
W3C policy? It's just not been a priority for W3C to enforce that
policy by suing book authors.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 19:03:12 UTC

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