[whatwg] Copyright of specifications
Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Fri Aug 27 13:59:24 PDT 2004
Also sprach Jim Ley:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:51:25 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > The specs have now all been updated so they have an explicit license grant
> > that says "You are granted a license to use, reproduce and create
> > derivative works of this document.".
> Right, could you explain why you were not able to get it assigned to
> the public domain?
Probably for many of the same reasons that other open licences exist
in addition to "public domain", e.g. the GNU Free Documentation
License and Creative Commons.
> clearly is now considered by Opera to be Opera's specification.
It's not. Try us: go create a derivative work!
Håkon Wium Lie CTO °þe®ª
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