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[whatwg] some issues

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 15:17:40 +0200
Message-ID: <40EE9AF4.9050300@inkedblade.net>
C Williams wrote:

> --- Max Romantschuk <max at provico.fi> wrote: 
> 
>>C Williams wrote:
>>
>>>The W3C Document License
>>>under which the specifications are released, states:
>>>"No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C
>>>documents is granted pursuant to this license."
>>
>>Modifications and derivatives do not apply here. A derivative
>>work is not the same thing as a new work which references an
 >>earlier work. Referencing W3C's specs is not an issue.
> 
> Well, 'modifications' and 'derivatives', at face value, are
> commonly understood to mean "mutations of the text itself", but
> I was wondering what a smart lawyer might make of those clauses.
> They can be interpreted a number of ways if needs be, and
> nobody's really tried to extend W3C standards externally before
> (well yes - they have - but they didn't publish a spec about it,
> which actually might have been useful ...) 

http://www.cs.tcd.ie/15445/15445.HTML

Do you think they'd take on the ISO as well, then?

~fantasai

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