[rfc-i] Copyright and the Independent Stream

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 19:29:04 PDT 2009

On 2009-09-07 00:51, Andrew G. Malis wrote:
> SM,
>> The Independent Stream has been on hold since 15th February,
>> 2009.  Is it really that bad to go back to Section 4 of RFC 3978
>> until the community can agree on what it wants and the implementation
>> details?  I don't think so.
> I assume you meant Section 4 of RFC 3978 as amended by RFC 4748.
> Just speaking as a past author of what would now be considered
> "independent stream" RFCs, but certainly NOT as any sort of an expert
> on copyright law, I'm willing to defer to those much more expert than
> I am on these matters, but with the express goal of getting the
> independent stream publishing again ASAP. It has an important
> function, as has been recently discussed at great length on the IETF
> list. If that means going back to RFCs 3978 and 4748 for the
> independent stream for now, then so be it.

Even that needs some perception of community consensus, though.
Hopefully, we can make equally rapid progress in a forward gear.


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