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

Stephan Wenger stewe at stewe.org
Tue Feb 26 10:05:20 PST 2019

I believe the first mentioning of code markers was in the attached email, which was on the IPR WG mailing list on a thread in the context of the copyright RFCs (BCP78).

On 2/26/19, 09:25, "Ietf-and-github on behalf of Henrik Levkowetz" <ietf-and-github-bounces at ietf.org on behalf of henrik at levkowetz.com> wrote:

    Hi Joel,
    On 2019-02-26 18:19, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
    > 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.
    Indeed.  And later, when there was discussion about possible code markings,
    I proposed that we use the <CODE BEGINS>, <CODE ENDS> introduced by RFC 6087,
    rather than inventing something new.
    > Yours,
    > Joel
    > 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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