[cabfpub] [CABFORUM] Copyright license on Guidelines and Requirements

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Mon Mar 9 15:01:44 UTC 2015


On Mar 9, 2015 7:21 AM, "Peter Bowen" <pzbowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:46 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> > On 07/03/15 21:13, Peter Bowen wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Er, no... under the IPR policy, once a guideline is final, anyone can
> > create derivative works. (During its creation, the permission is more
> > limited; that's the bit I elided.)
> Sorry, the text is slightly confusing in the IPR policy.  Is this the
> Each CAB Forum Participant, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates grants:
> * to the other CAB Forum Participants and their Affiliates, an
> irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, nontransferable,
> nonexclusive copyright license to reproduce, modify and distribute (in
> any and all print, electronic or other means of reproduction, storage
> or transmission) its Contributions for the purpose of developing and
> publishing Draft Guidelines and Final Guidelines or Final Maintenance
> Guidelines, and
> * 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
> I removed the (1) and (2) as I think they might be in the wrong place.
> If this is correct, what is the purpose of 6.3?  In what way can one
> infringe on copyright of a Final Guideline or Final Maintenance
> Guideline?  I don't see any attribution requirement in the license
> grant, so that must not be it.
> Thanks,
> Peter
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