Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] FTAM ASN.1 copyright
From: "ronnie sahlberg" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:06:54 +1000
Since it is an ASN file, and since it is freely downloadable from their website
as i read hte section below     we should be ok :


# ITU-T Software Copyright Guidelines
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2.2      Software that should not raise any IPR issues when including
it in a Recommendation
The vast majority of software included in ITU-T Recommendations fall
within this category.
This category includes software that is submitted to a Study Group
without any restrictions (as
provided for in Recommendation A.1, clause 3.1.5). For example this
includes, but is not limited to,
formal description techniques such as SDL, MSC, ASN.1, GDMO, TTCN. The
copyright for these
is treated in the same way as text and has no restrictions in order to
permit the normal distribution
of this material for discussions within the appropriate groups and
possible use, in whole or in part,
in any resulting ITU-T Recommendations which are published. In
addition, given that the material
         Software Copyright Guidelines issue 2.1.1 March 2005
was submitted without any restrictions, the material can be used by
those implementing the
Recommendation, free from any copyright assertion by the submitter; however, the
Recommendation would still be subject to the restrictions established
by the ITU in respect to its
copyright interests in the Recommendation as a document. Of course,
normal technical
considerations concerning selection of the most appropriate means of
expression (natural language,
formal description, software, etc.) apply.
This category also includes software that is collaboratively developed
by an ITU-T Study
Group that is not subject to any entity's proprietary claim of copyright.
For all software in this category, Section 3 of these Guidelines, and
Annexes A, B, C, and D, do not

On 10/11/07, Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi,
> At least the file is freely downloadable from
> http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/asn1/database/iso/8571-4/1988/index.html
> If (strict)copyright is to be applied to ASN1 or PIDL and other protocol
>  Describing languages any one using it in open source can only publish the
>  Generated code I suppose.
> But strictly speaking can one even copy part of an RFC (or other spec) into
> a program without violating copyright?
> Can MIB:s from RFC:s be used? Etc etc
> Regards
> Anders
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> Ämne: [Wireshark-dev] FTAM ASN.1 copyright
> Someone recently pointed out that the top of asn1/ftam/ISO8571-FTAM.asn has
> the
> following notice:
> -- Module ISO8571-FTAM (ISO 8571-4:1988)
> --
> -- Copyright ? ISO/IEC 1988. This version of
> -- this ASN.1 module is part of ISO/IEC 8571-4:1988;
> -- see the ISO|IEC text itself for full legal notices.
> Do we need to get permission from the ISO to use and distribute this file?
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