[rfc-i] [Ietf-and-github] New Version Notification for draft-kwatsen-git-xiax-automation-00.txt

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Tue Feb 26 09:19:38 PST 2019

RFC 5377 section 4.3 calls out that code has different copyright grants 
than other parts of the document.  It describes various examples of 
code, and then asks the IETF Trust to specify textual marking for code 
so that authors can be explicit and can mark things that may not be 
obvious by the examples.

So it goes back a lot earlier than 6087.
And as far as I know goes back to before there was any tooling support 
for the markings.


On 2/26/19 11:52 AM, Kent Watsen wrote:
>> The original reason for "CODE BEGINS" etc was for licensing (to 
>> clarify that part of the content is considered to be a "code component").
> Perhaps and, if so, then the markers may still have a purpose.
> That said, I only know the markers coming from 
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8407#section-3.2, which came from 
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6087#section-3.1.   As the co-chair and 
> shepherd for these drafts, I assure you that my limited understanding 
> for the original motivation is correct.   It's not intended to have any 
> relationship to copyrights, though RFC6087 conflates both a module-level 
> copyright (inside the YANG module) and markers (outside the YANG module) 
> in Section 3.1, which we de-conflicted in RFC8407.
> Kent
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