[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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