[erlang-questions] 0MQ libraries

Pieter Hintjens <>
Mon Feb 3 16:17:12 CET 2014


Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derivative_work if the
distinction between RFCs and their implementations isn't clear.

Thanks
Pieter

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Pieter Hintjens <> wrote:
> Software != RFCs
>
> Isn't that clear? Where is that confusion coming from. The libraries
> are NOT the standards. They do not touch, in copyright terms.
>
> There are dozens of stacks that implement ZMTP or something like it.
> This is irrelevant to the license on the RFCs.
>
> The license only affects *derived* works.
>
> What am I not explaining here?
>
> -Pieter
>
> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Michael Truog <> wrote:
>> On 02/03/2014 06:57 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
>>>
>>> We developed this policy in 2007 at Digistan, it was reviewed by
>>> standards lawyers, who helped design it, and it has been successful in
>>> preventing private forks of our standards.
>>
>> Doesn't http://www.crossroads.io/ continue to be a fork of your standards
>> done by one of the original programmers of ZeroMQ?
>>


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