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Re: Option 3

From: Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@me.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:25:54 -0500
To: Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <D9DDF34C-2949-4CB1-8E88-CD25444E1CDF@me.com>

On 2011 Mar 05, at 18:16, Lawrence Rosen wrote:

> Nothing in this license authorizes anyone to distribute derivative works of W3C Recommendations *as technical specifications*; this Option 3 authorizes software and associated documentation. 

My understanding from the above and the discussion to date for works not associated with specific software, in a bulleted nutshell, is

- Any work using information from the W3C HTML5 specification in bulk or small amounts to describe software is OK, although not authorized.
- Any work describing a change to how something in the W3C HTML5 specification is to behave (like adding an attribute to an element) by changing only that part of the wording and
     -- republishing the work as the W3C HTML5 *or* the HTML5 specification is *not* permitted.
     -- publishing it as a separate document not claiming to be a technical specification is OK, although not authorized.
     -- publishing it as a separate document *and* claiming to be a technical specification and not including or implying 'HTML' or 'W3C' in the title is OK, although not authorized.

Doug Jones
Received on Wednesday, 9 March 2011 02:26:30 GMT

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