[rfc-i] RFC 6234 code

Dearlove, Christopher (UK) chris.dearlove at baesystems.com
Mon Jul 1 04:14:33 PDT 2013


That's 20 minutes per person of course.

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From: ietf-bounces at ietf.org [mailto:ietf-bounces at ietf.org] On Behalf Of Joe Abley
Sent: 28 June 2013 21:41
To: Paul Hoffman
Cc: John C Klensin; RFC Interest; ietf at ietf.org list
Subject: Re: RFC 6234 code

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On 2013-06-28, at 15:19, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:

> The RFC Editor is publishing code in a text file that is formatted like an RFC. The proposal is for the RFC Editor to publish *the exact same code* in a file without the RFC wrapping.
> 
> If you really think you see a legal difference in doing the second, fine; I propose that you are just searching for problems that do not exist.

Quite possibly they don't, and I'm not presuming to talk for John. But the vague thoughts that crossed my mine were the issues that allowed Phil Zimmerman to publish PGP source code in book form and avoid conviction for munitions export without a licence.


Perhaps this is no longer an issue in the US following Bernstein vs. United States and Junger vs. Daley.

Just thinking aloud, really.

I will observe that far more than 20 minutes of combined person-minutes have been consumed by this thread already, and the approach of minimum collective effort is still "scrape the code from the RFC yourself and compile it".


Joe
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