[whatwg] Copyright of specifications

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 06:51:58 PDT 2004

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 15:29:16 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome at opera.com> wrote:
> Also sprach Jim Ley:
> > The reason I supported the placing of it in the PD was that subsequent
> > work could then be copyright the WHAT-WG
> How do you assign copyright to an entity which does not legally exist?

Indeed, that is a problem, it should exist, it would help a lot.

> > not because I wanted it to
> > be forever Public Domain.
> How do you take it out of the public domain?

The development of the specification since Opera trasnferred it to the
public domain, would not necessarily be public domain, so only the
original highly draft one would be public domain, and that would be
little use to anyone.


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