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Re: Does W3C Document License prohibit profiles?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 19:32:05 +0100
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <41a27462.884006243@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Lofton Henderson wrote:
>>No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is 
                                                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>granted pursuant to this license. However, if additional requirements 
>>(documented in the Copyright FAQ) are satisfied, the right to create 
>>modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the W3C to 
>>individuals complying with those requirements.
>
>I think a profile is certainly a derivative work of its base standard -- it 
                                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>defines a subset of the base standard.  Is it a derivative in the sense of 
>the Document License?  I don't know.  One would hope that the Copyright FAQ 
>[2] would say something like "Profiles are okay, as long as they clearly 
>distinguished themselves from the base REC."  But no.  The section on 
>Annotation (5.8) flirts with the topic, but doesn't deal with it head on.

The document licence deals with the documentation, not with what is
documented, don't you think?
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