Propose (originally "request") license change

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Mon Sep 2 09:47:54 PDT 2013


> Musical Notation <mailto:musicdenotation at gmail.com>
> September 2, 2013 7:43 AM
> What about moving the standards development to WHATWG?

What about it?

You'll need to be more persuasive. A one-line question that assumes many 
conclusions not shared by others reading this list won't cut it.

/be
>
> Allen Wirfs-Brock <mailto:allen at wirfs-brock.com>
> August 31, 2013 4:14 PM
>
>
>
> You need to contact ( 
> http://www.ecma-international.org/contact/Contact.html )  the Ecma 
> Secretary General general and request permission to use Ecma 
> copyrighted material in you document.  They are reasonable people and 
> I haven't heard of any situations where they have responded negatively 
> to reasonable requests.
>
> However, you will have to do a better job of explaining what your 
> document is and why it needs to incorporate Ecma materials.   So far, 
> on this thread you haven't described what you are doing sufficiently 
> to know whether or not you have a reasonable request.
>
> 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.
>
> Be nice, and they'll work with you.
>
> Allen
>
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> Kalinni Gorzkis <mailto:musicdenotation at gmail.com>
> August 31, 2013 8:12 AM
> Right now, please ask Ecma International to give me a Creative Commons 
> free-culture license (without NonCommercial nor NoDerivatives) so that 
> I can distribute the document to others with the same license.
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