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Re: Relaxing mailing list requirement

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:47:29 +0900
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@codespeaks.com>, <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <fef0b3dd-8a98-e040-bc6f-acee799ece94@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
On 2016/08/19 16:19, Tobie Langel wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2016, at 09:06, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>> There are people (not me) who object to the use of sites such
>> as github
>> because it forces them to use non-free JavaScript.
>
> Afaik, ECMAScript has virtually the same RF IP policy as W3C as of last
> year. So I don't think this really applies anymore.

The issue isn't the copyright or other kind of IP on JavaScript itself, 
but the copyright on the actual JavaScript code used by a site.
(For some background, see 
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/javascript-trap.en.html.)

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Friday, 19 August 2016 14:48:30 UTC

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