[Cerowrt-devel] Fwd: License File for Open Source Repositories

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ca
Sat Dec 24 14:21:58 EST 2016

Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have no idea what they are trying to do.

When an IETF Internet-draft is on github, it still belongs to the IETF.

As such, someone who submits a pull request, etc. needs to understand that
they are still covered by the IETF Note Well, same as if they posted to the
mailing list, or uploaded a document to ietf.org.

This matters for things like protocol actions that might be covered by
(software) patents.

What the IESG is trying to do, is normalize the text associated with this.
Normal licenses make the lawyers happier, because they can charge more
for doing less work.

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