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From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: KANETON
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 20:40:51 -0400

On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 21:22 -0300, Leonardo Lopes Pereira wrote:
> I realy dislike the Coyotos specs. license (this is a question to
> another chapter), but, at least, it's source-code is free.

The current document copyright is temporary.

When the Coyotos spec freezes, we will release it under a more liberal
license -- probably GFDL, but no guarantees about that.

The one thing we will require (which is why there is a question about
GFDL) is that any modification of the document must not be described as

The reason for this is that Coyotos is a reference specification. By
their nature, reference specifications are frozen reference documents.
To readers, it is important to know that they are examining the
definitive reference document.

So: if others want to modify the Coyotos design and derive from it, that
is perfectly fine. They just should not create confusion about what it
means to be Coyotos.

I do understand the frustration with the current copyright. I decided
that it was better to discourage mutation until the first version of the
document was frozen.


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