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Re: CC0

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:08:08 -0500
Message-ID: <549058E8.1080404@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, public-w3process@w3.org

On 12/16/2014 10:57 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> And personally I'm not convinced that it is a good idea since
>> CC0 advocates have been explicit that they like the idea that
>> they could create derivative specs elsewhere (which would
>> lead to fragmentation).
> I guess you can claim that you do not like the idea, but so far the
> W3C is the only organization I know that is putting this practice to
> test.

There are actually quite a number of specifications that started in W3C 
and today exist as derivative specifications outside of W3C.

> I've seen the opposite happen actually on  the other side of the
> fence. The majority of DOM Parsing & Serialization was written under
> CC0. However, an organization with a more restrictive license
> maintained their copy better and therefore the CC0 copy was abandoned.
> This is a shame since more web platform documentation became
> encumbered, but it also demonstrates that those advocating CC0 are not
> interested in fragmentation.
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