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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Distribution of CDDL licensed xsd and dtd files
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 21:13:17 GMT
According to the ASF board minutes, Sam Ruby has an action item ([1]  
8 A Copyright of .dtd/.xsd files and other Reference Material and [1]  
9. AI Sam) to clarify this DRAFT policy with regard to redistribution  
of xsd and dtd licensed under CDDL.


[1] http://www.apache.org/foundation/records/minutes/2007/ 
On Aug 1, 2007, at 1:34 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Kevan Miller wrote:
>> The current draft of the 3rd party licensing policy --
>> http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html -- lists CDDL as a  
>> category
>> B (binary license file). Assuming this is accurate, the question then
>> becomes are dtd/xsd files source or binary?
> This was asked and answered; they are neither our conventional  
> definition
> of source, nor an illegible binary format.  They are sources are  
> not used
> in any compiled form, and therefore any reciprocal or copyleft  
> requirement
> is not a problem.  They are always used in source form under any  
> application
> and therefore meet the reciprocal or copyleft requirement in any  
> case without
> additional license burdens for 'binary builds'.
> Does that make more sense?
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
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