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Re: Chat about your Community Group spec

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 01:03:39 +0100
Cc: "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
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To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>

On 1 Nov 2012, at 12:00 AM, Simon Pieters wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:08:29 +0200, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 31 Oct 2012, at 3:05 PM, Simon Pieters wrote:
>> 
>>> On Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:19:27 +0200, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Simon,
>>>> 
>>>> I would like to talk to you about the licensing information in your CG spec:
>>>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/quirks-mode/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
>>>> 
>>>> The license information is not consistent with what we ask for here:
>>>> http://www.w3.org/community/reports/reqs/
>>> 
>>> This doesn't say that more than one license is prohibited. If that's what is intended, it would be helpful to state it clearly.
>> 
>> We have a thing in the FAQ about other licenses. The licenses you refer would not be compatible at first glance.
> 
> ...since CC0 does not require attribution, right?

I think there's a CC attribution requirement (or can be) but my understanding is that the attribution is back to the contributor and not to the specification (which is the CLA formulation).

>> My preference would be that you remove the other license(s) and we find time to chat about what you'd like to accomplish, and whether the current licenses get you there.
> 
> My plan at this point is to remove the CLA license and move the spec to quirks.spec.whatwg.org. I want the spec to be usable in any way without requiring attribution.

As you wish. I'm happy to discuss further if you'd like.

Ian

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