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[ih] Who owns old RFCs ?
- Subject: [ih] Who owns old RFCs ?
- From: johnl at iecc.com (John Levine)
- Date: 23 Apr 2020 15:00:58 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]om>
In article <CAC20D2Ngdr9isaEG=sJdnOR33NdW5x2E=LNkpvu7HpV2n1JcBA at mail.gmail.com> you write:
>IMO, while protecting against fake RFCs is probably a good idea too, I
>believe that what we really need is a way to protect the >>ideas<<
>contained within the RFCs in a manner that anyone can use them, but when
>using/applying them in practice, any new ideas or new 'gadget' must be
>defined as a "derivative work" of those ideas. ...
That would have been a patent, and we all know what a rathole that is.
Once again, I'm not trying to invent anything new here. I'm trying to
figure out what the actual status of old RFCs is so the Trust can tell
people who ask.