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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: [proposal] Oscar OSGi Project
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:50:34 GMT
Hi,

On Sat, 2005-07-16 at 11:45 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > The license to review is the one in  the specification  documentation, 
> > which in essence says nothing other than the fact that you are NOT 
> > indemnified against IP claims, which is standard CYA by the OSGi 
> > Alliance.
> 
> It says nothing.  It doesn't even provide a license to copy or make
> derivative work.  There is zero license there, only a disclaimer.

You might want to coordinate on this with Eclipse.
They had similar concerns about some OSGi code. See:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=90052

One of the comments in that bugs says:

        To be specific, OSGi now makes a clear distinction between the
        specification PDF document ("specification") and the java source
        files which contain the OSGi API typed in from the specification
        ("companion code").
        
        OSGi does not consider the companion code to be the
        specification and thus has agreed to license the companion code
        under EPL. The specification itself is available under a new
        specification license which freely allows distribution and
        implementation of the specification, but all rights to modify
        the specification are retained by OSGi. This is to prevent
        forking the specification.

Hope that helps. The bug also has email addresses of some contact people
if you need them for more clarifications. I am not sure if the current
license on the osgi website is already this new license this comment
talks about, or if they still have to update the site to clarify this.

Cheers,

Mark

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