[Fedora-legal-list] Packaging of standards in Fedora: Standards versus Documentation

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Aug 14 14:21:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 09:10 -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:

>   I don't know if there is a way to solve this, maybe consider standard
> specification as special case in Fedora. But I feel the core of the issue
> is not a matter of modification, it's rather a branding problem, making
> a derivation of the spec is not in the absolute a problem, it's claiming 
> that it's still the spec (and in this case the result of W3C process and 
> carrying the stapm of approval after the changes). Wouldn't that requirement
> on usage be better addressed with a different mechanism like a trademark
> rather than a rather strict 'you cannot modify this text and redistribute it'
> which I feel doesn't fully address the point.

Indeed. Having wording that says "if you modify, you can't call it a W3C
document" is fine, but having wording that says "you cannot modify" is
right out.


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