[cabfpub] Copyright license on Guidelines and Requirements
sleevi at google.com
Sat Mar 7 14:13:47 MST 2015
Reposting with permission
On Mar 7, 2015 1:13 PM, "Peter Bowen" <pzbowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> > On 07/03/15 19:51, Ryan Sleevi wrote:
> >>> "Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire document is
> >>> permitted in any medium without royalty, provided this notice is
> >>> preserved"
> >>> This would, on its face, appear to not allow incorporation of the
> >>> requirements into other documents, such as the Certificate Policies of
> >>> individual CAs. Is this the intent of the statement? If so, how do
> >>> CAs who incorporate the requirements into their CP get a license to do
> >>> so?
> > This was the original policy when the document was written. However, the
> > CAB Forum IPR policy was changed precisely to solve this problem. The
> > IPR policy reads:
> > "Each CAB Forum Participant, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates,
> > grants ... (2) upon release of the Final Guideline or Final Maintenance
> > Guidelines a license to all, worldwide, whether or not they are CAB
> > Forum Participants to reproduce, distribute, make derivative works and
> > display such Final Guidelines or Final Maintenance Guidelines."
> Thank you very much for pointing to the IPR policy, which I hadn't
> cross referenced for this question.
> It now makes it very clear that the verbatim clause is designed to
> allow anyone to reproduce the document in whole, but only Participants
> can create derivative works.
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