Re: [tlp-interest] Proposed Policy on Rights in IANA Parameter Registry Data

Brian E Carpenter <> Mon, 21 September 2020 02:18 UTC

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On 21-Sep-20 12:34, John R Levine wrote:
>> [GD] My worry in trying to add material that addresses “avoidance of 
>> doubt” is that we can easily and unintentionally introduce more 
>> confusion, or misinterpretations by readers.  The current statement is 
>> simply about copyrights of the lists of parameters. It does not address 
>> or mention anything about the data in the lists such as how they are 
>> created, how they are used, who can edit them.  It’s limited to the 
>> simple declaration that the list itself is declared to be a CC0 public 
>> domain asset.
> I'm with you, particularly for registries which we do not control.  While 
> I think I know what IANA and ICANN's policies are about the domain name 
> and IP address registries, it would be nuts to try to explain or paraphase 
> them.

I can't possibly disagree. I don't actually care what we say about copyright
in these items; I just want to be sure that we don't create doubt about our control
over them by omission.