Propose (originally "request") license change

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sat Aug 31 17:57:26 PDT 2013

Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> It's starting off on the wrong foot to assume that Ecma is a money 
> grubby organization that is using copyright to enrich themselves (do 
> you know that if you ask, Ecma will send you, for no charge, a printed 
> and bound copy of any Ecma standard).  Ecma's primary concerns is the 
> integrity of its standard.  It doesn't want individuals making changes 
> and then distributing those documents , as if, they were the actual 
> approved standards.

But of course (and I hesitate to say this, lest es-discuss become 
es-wannabe-lawyers-discuss) that's a matter that could be addressed both 
by copyright and by trademark law. It's not a sufficient reason for a 
copyright license, at least not given precedent of open source and CC0 
or equivalent specification source.


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