Re: HTML40 specs' copyright notice - under "Available languages":

"The English version of this specification is the only normative
version. However, for translations of this document, see"

My interpretation of "No right to create modifications or deri-
vatives is granted pursuant to this license" is that the English
version referred to above shall not be modified in any way, and
that it is _the_ specification that governs.  It does not prohibit
creation of translated versions.

IMHO, a true and accurate translation of the English version of
the HTML 4.0 Specification upholds the above because it will
convey the exact idea/message intended by the original specifica-
tion to a given non-English target audience - neither more nor
less than the original _normative_ English version.

-- Alfredo Alvarenga

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998 19:56:05 -0500, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
>Dear Editors and Translators,
>I've noticed recently that the new version of HTML4.0 recommendation
>contains a copyright notice which may prohibit creation of translated
>versions. states that
>"No right to create modifications or derivatives is granted pursuant
>to this license."  I am not good at reading legal texts, but to me it
>seems to prohibit creation of translated versions.
>I would appreciate your comments.
>-- Alexander Belopolsky

Received on Wednesday, 28 January 1998 11:19:59 UTC