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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: Apache Cordova "Translated using Microsoft Bing Translation"...
Date Thu, 29 May 2014 21:08:35 GMT
On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> On 29/05/2014 21:40, Lisa Seacat DeLuca wrote:
>> "Are we sure that we can use the machine translation from an IP
>> perspective? "
>>
>> Yes, I spoke to Olivier Fontana (added to the CC list) who is the
>> Director of Product Strategy and Marketing, Machine Translation group,
>> at Microsoft Research about whether or not there were any licensing
>> concerns with the output of the documentation that went through the
>> Machine Translation tool and he said there was not an issue and that we
>> would still "own the content" as long as we didn't take the result to
>> build our own language model that might be used as a competitor to
>> Microsoft's machine translation service... which we do not intend to do.
>
> I hate to rain on your parade but any restriction on how the result is
> used that goes further than the (very few) restrictions in the ALv2
> means that the result it can't be licensed under the ALv2 and that will
> cause problems.
>

I agree - that at least causes me concern.
In general - you must be able to use it for any purpose; that
restriction, albeit a niche is still a restriction on use.

--David

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