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Re: W3C specs reformatted

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 10:18:16 -0700
Message-ID: <40AE39D8.90701@w3.org>
To: Ilkka Huotari <ihuotari@cc.hut.fi>
Cc: site-policy@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org

Dear Ilkka,

Thank you for your request. Susan Lesch of the W3C Communications team 
provided an earlier response, on the site-comments mailing list:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/site-comments/2004May/0051.html

But what remains is whether what you are proposing to do complies with 
the Document License at W3C:

http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231

No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is 
granted pursuant to this license. So, changing the stylesheets and 
republishing them is not permitted.

I appreciate your caution and request, but inform you that it is not 
possible for these to be published.

Best regards,

Janet

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Ilkka Huotari wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> This email concerns the reformatted W3C specs that I made. Only this late I
> am asking you for the permission to do/distribute those versions:
> 
> You may (or may not) have seen that I made some reformatted specs of HTML
> 4.01, CSS 1, 2, 2.1 specs. The url was http://www.visiomode.com/docs/ and
> there were CHMs and web versions.
> 
> I just found out that I didn't follow the proper procedure to publish these
> and I want to say that I'm sorry and express my apologies. I did read the
> document use statement which was linked from HTML 4.01 mainpage, but maybe I
> should have been more careful. Your statement
> (http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents-19990405) grants the
> use and distribution but maybe I was crossing the line with the reformatted
> versions, although I didn't change the content/HTML code.
> 
> I made CHMs and web versions, so maybe my versions were actually derivatives
> and not only distribution of your material.
> 
> So, I want to now ask for your permission to do the conversion (well, it's
> already done), and the permission of distribution. If you haven't seen these
> reformatted specs, I can email them/put them somewhere for you to view.
> 
> There is a discussion at alt.html wth the subject line "W3C specs
> reformatted."
> 
> So, sorry again for my hasty actions... I tried to follow the right
> procedure, but apparently I made an error.
> 
> Ilkka Huotari
Received on Friday, 21 May 2004 13:18:11 GMT

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