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Re: ISSUE-27: rel-ownership - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:20:04 -0800
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F112DB95-DE13-4ACE-B2EA-67C6CE58D998@gbiv.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
On Jan 20, 2010, at 11:56 PM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2010, at 01:03, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
>> - The registry will be available in a machine-readable form, so that people can incorporate it in validators, etc. The machine-readable form is NOT available on the Web (to avoid load issues, such as those seen with W3C's DTD hosting); rather, they're available on a mailing list, so that vendors can redistribute it as they see fit.
> 
> When you say redistribute as they see fit, do you mean only verbatim redistribution or also distribution under a Free Software license if a vendor so sees fit?

This is not a relevant concern.  Registries are not copyrightable
for the same reason that phone listings are not copyrightable
(without the addition of significant new work that would justify
an exclusive creative right).

....Roy
Received on Friday, 22 January 2010 02:20:33 GMT

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