Re: [Bridge-mib] FW: MIB copyright statement

"C. M. Heard" <heard@pobox.com> Wed, 30 July 2003 08:20 UTC

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On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Scott Bradner wrote:

> > But Mike's point was that the IEEE 802.1 is not assigning
> > copyright to anyone else, so "Copyright (C) The Internet Society
> > (2003)." is misleading.
> 
> if the IETF is republishing the material it must have a
> non-exclusive grant of copyright to do so so the ISOC copyright
> is correct - if the IEEE is not granting that non-exclusive
> right then the RFC can not be published

Well, it's not obvious that a grant of copyright, as opposed to
permission to use the material, is required for republication.

But even if ISOC does get a non-exclusive grant of copyright, the
point still stands that the standard abbreviated MIB copyright
notice would be misleading since it mentions ISOC only, and not
the IEEE, which in this case is the principal copyright holder.

//cmh


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