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Re: General Positive Feedback re: revision of site (fwd)
"IF" this were implemented, I don't believe that it would be arbitrary at
all. It would be something like if:
The document has not been updated in 6 months, the author would be
contacted. The author would then have 30 days to respond to the email and
state their intentions/plans/status of the document. If the author did not
reply in 30 days, the document would then go into purgatory for a period
of time, say 60 days. At the time of purgatory the document would be
publicized in multiple places that it at a certain date it would be
After that date the document would then be free to be taken over by
another author, who could change the license but not the copyright
Understand that this is not something that has been implemented, and may
not be the best solution, but a solution must be found. This is also just
my take on it, I don't know that this is the best one, but I haven't seen
any others yet except for, just leave it alone which is compost...
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On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Terry Dawson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 1999 at 11:08:02AM -0700, Mr. Poet wrote:
> > Personally I don't care what license you use, I just think that if you
> > drop maintainership of a document that we (THE LDP) have the
> > right to change the license. The copyright info stays, but the license
> > itself can change.
> Look, if I use a license that says you can't change the license then you
> can't change the license. Full stop. The LDP can exlude the document if it
> so chooses, but you can not do anything that the license does not allow you
> to do. That is the whole point of licenses.
> If the license can be arbitrarily changed (don't tell me it isn't an arbitrary
> decision as to when a document is no long being actively maintained) then
> there is absolutely no point having a license at all.
> The LDP can change the license on any document it (as a legal entity) holds
> copyright for.
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