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Re: New Version Notification for draft-nottingham-http-link-header-02

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 23:32:15 +0300
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DBB4E442-FE89-4861-B838-92C0012C8526@iki.fi>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>

On Jul 3, 2008, at 16:24, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> IANA is well-recognised, has processes in place for change control,  
> is accountable for availability, continuity, etc. and is backed by a  
> stable financial structure. I don't see any benefit to making an  
> exception for one type of registry when every other one on the  
> Internet uses IANA, but maybe I'm missing something.

Content on the WHATWG wiki is Free as in Free Software, which makes it  
suitable for inclusion in software that might get distributed as part  
of as OS distribution that has a Free Software-only policy. To my  
knowledge, IANA registry files aren't Free as in Free Software,  
because distribution of modified versions isn't permitted. (If I've  
misunderstood, I'd love to know and be proven wrong.)

Now that the Java Trap is history, to get a fully functional instance  
of Validator.nu, the only non-Free ingredient one needs is a copy of  
the IANA language tag registry file...

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2008 20:33:08 UTC

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