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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 23:55:44 +0200
Message-ID: <486D4AE0.5070505@malform.no>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen 2008-07-03 22.32:

> 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.

1+ for an IANA/IETF process behind.

> 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...

FUD from the Free software world.
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2008 21:56:21 UTC

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