Re: First Draft of W3C version of URL Spec

On 31/08/2014 23:41, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> The Editors of those specs have already expressed that they do not wish for the W3C to fork their specs. Can the W3C please respect that?

I have a naive question below. I really mean it, naive, I am not a
lawyer, I want to understand so please no flames in return.

In the case of the URL spec, the document reads:

  "PUBLIC DOMAIN To the extent possible under law, the editors have
   waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.
   In addition, as of 12 August 2014, the editors have made this
   specification available under the Open Web Foundation Agreement
   Version 1.0"

The OWFa FAQ reads:

  "The OWFa allows for the creation of derivative works and future
   versions of the covered specification".

The OWFa 1.0 itself reads:

  "I grant to you a perpetual (for the duration of the applicable
   copyright), worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free,
   copyright license, without any obligation for accounting to me, to
   reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly
   perform, sublicense, distribute, and implement the Specification to
   the full extent of my copyright interest in the Specification."

AFAICT, all other WHATWG specs (except html) use the same terms.

So my question: I understand the three quotes above as "the whole world
can do (almost) whatever they want with our work" and I think you're
extending this to "the whole world except W3C", right?


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