Atom License Extension
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Atom License Extension' to Experimental RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Atom License Extension ' <draft-snell-atompub-feed-license-12.txt> as an Experimental RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-snell-atompub-feed-license-12.txt
Technical Summary This document proposes a way to put license information into Atom feeds and entries. One possible use of such information is so that users can ask search engines to limit results to those that meet certain licenses, if licenses are sufficiently understood. Although there exist implementations that can put this license information in feeds and entries, we do not yet have examples of how this information is consumed and used. Combining this uncertainty with the fact that this is not a WG product, the AD feels that Experimental is an appropriate status and that literally, experimentation is hoped for and encouraged. Working Group Summary Not a WG document. Discussed on the AtomPub working group mailing list as a side project -- no dissent that wasn't dealt with. Protocol Quality Lisa Dusseault reviewed this for the IESG. There are implementations that generate license information in Atom feeds and entries, but none that consume it. IANA Note This specification defines one new Atom link relation type to be registered in the IANA Registry of Link Relations as defined by [RFC4287]. Please see section 4 for form.