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Re: Policing add-ons, Re: Agenda for January 15

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:17:37 -0800
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-id: <6450F23C-F324-4063-8B2F-4B4A9653C0DF@apple.com>
To: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>

On Jan 16, 2014, at 5:36 , Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 2014-01-16 12:52, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> 
>> Are we misunderstanding you? Or would a modifier simply be creating a
>> non-conformant UA and not violating the terms of any of the vanilla
>> FOSS licenses?
> 
> I am having consultations with, among others, the authors of the MPL on this. While still not being convinced for a material need for a requirement like this to begin with. I will keep the WG posted of the outcomes of that (including me potentially just being wrong here).
> 
> As far as the more permissive FLOSS licenses such as BSD/MIT/Apache are concerned I don't see a problem in this regard.
> 
> Lastly, I also have the practical question how the text proposed by David Singer can work in case intermediate network equipment inserts a DNT signal.

My text is only for plug-ins or add-ons to the UA, not for anything else. 
Those cases are already handled by other text, and no-one suggested modifying that

> 
> Regards,
> 
> Walter
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 16 January 2014 22:18:04 UTC

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