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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Test documents for Signature feature and Maven support for ODF artifacts
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:01:35 GMT
>From the cover page of the ODF 1.2 specification:

"This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished to others, and derivative
works that comment on or otherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared,
copied, published, and distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind,
provided that the above copyright notice and this section are included on all such copies
and derivative works. However, this document itself may not be modified in any way, including
by removing the copyright notice or references to OASIS, except as needed for the purpose
of developing any document or deliverable produced by an OASIS Technical Committee (in which
case the rules applicable to copyrights, as set forth in the OASIS IPR Policy, must be followed)
or as required to translate it into languages other than English."

That should take care of copies of the specifications bundled in distributions, kept in project
repositories etc.

The ODF 1.2 schema files have the same statement in their notices.  

Why is this not sufficient?  

It seems more appropriate to obtain from ASF Legal a determination of the class of license
this is for the specific purposes that you propose to make of it.  

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Svante Schubert [] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 07:28
To: Biao Han
Subject: Test documents for Signature feature and Maven support for ODF artifacts

Hi Devin,

as you had been the lead developer of the ODF signature feature.
Would you be curious enough to test if the new signature documents from
the OpenDocument Interoperability and Conformance OIC TC for signature
work in our implementation?
Please take a look at the bottom of

Those had been mentioned on our today's call.

BTW currently, the ODF TC chair (Rob) is asking permission from OASIS to
redistribute the ODF RelaxNG schema files on a Maven repository, so we
do not have to download them for every build of the ODF toolkit -
requiring Internet access - but once with Maven similar as the OOXML
schema are downloaded via Maven by the Apache POI project.
The next step would be to be able to download the specification for
bundling it within our deployment as documentation and even more
interesting to be able to download sets of test documents via Maven to
be able to reuse them cross-project and keeping our repository lean.


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