Request license change

David Bruant bruant.d at
Fri Aug 30 07:26:17 PDT 2013


What sort of derivative work do you want to do?


Le 30/08/2013 15:44, Musical Notation a écrit :
>> This document and possible translations of it may be copied and 
>> furnished to others, and derivative works that comment on or 
>> otherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared, 
>> copied, published, and distributed, in whole or in part, without 
>> restriction of any kind, provided that the above copyright notice and 
>> this section are included on all such copies and derivative works. 
>> However, this document itself may not be modified in any way, 
>> including by removing the copyright notice or references to Ecma 
>> International, except as needed for the purpose of developing any 
>> document or deliverable produced by Ecma International (in which case 
>> the rules applied to copyrights must be followed) or as required to 
>> translate it into languages other than English. 
> The license given above does not allow derivative works other than 
> that which does not change the meaning of the specification (like 
> translations and explanations). So this is *NOT* a free content 
> license. Why this restriction? I think it does not help anything at 
> all. See the Scheme and Haskell specifications.
> The Scheme report license:
>> We intend this report to belong to the entire Scheme community, and 
>> so we grant permission to copy it in whole or in part without fee. In 
>> particular, we encourage implementors of Scheme to use this report as 
>> a starting point for manuals and other documentation, modifying it as 
>> necessary. 
> If the restriction is to protect the JavaScript/ECMAScript community 
> from incorrect specifications, you can use Haskell report's solution:
>> The authors and publisher intend this Report to belong to the entire 
>> Haskell community, and grant permission to copy and distribute it for 
>> any purpose, provided that it is reproduced in its entirety, 
>> including this Notice. Modified versions of this Report may also be 
>> copied and distributed for any purpose, provided that the mod- ified 
>> version is clearly presented as such, and that it does not claim to 
>> be a definition of the language Haskell 2010. 
> However, I think that the restriction comes from the greed of Ecma 
> International. If this is the case, protest them and tell them we need 
> a freely licensed ECMAScript specification!
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