On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 09:22:01PM +0100, Martin Gasbichler wrote:
> Lionel Elie Mamane <email@example.com> writes:
>>> ;; However, this document itself may not be modified in any way, such as by
>>> ;; removing the copyright notice or references to the Scheme Request For
>>> ;; Implementation process or editors, except as needed for the purpose of
>>> ;; developing SRFIs in which case the procedures for copyrights defined in
>>> the SRFI
>>> ;; process must be followed, or as required to translate it into languages
>>> ;; than English.
>>> which I read as the usual "the copyright needs to remain intact".
>> Hmm. "This document" refers to the copyright license? This is
>> highly unclear to me. My interpretation was more along the lines of
>> "this document" = the SRFI standard document.
> No, the SRFI document has it's own copyright statement.I've asked
> Will Fitzgerald, the author of SRFI-19, about this. He also pointed
> me to the SRFI FAQ at
> which explains the meaning of the copyright statement. The reference
> implementation of SRFI-19 is "free".
Debian has in the past clung to "what's written in the license counts,
not what the author meant by it". OK, I'll present the case to
debian-legal, I hope they will come to the same conclusion as the
lawyers the SRFI editors consulted.