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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Compatibility of Microsoft OSP and ASL v2?
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:03:34 GMT
Nick Burch wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> You get the xsds from the ECMA site:
>>>    http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-376.htm
>>> which simply says "Copy these file(s), free of charge:"
>>
>> Hmmm.  Would prefer some more specifics.
> 
> Yes, it's all rather vague really
> 
>>> The xsd files themselves have no copyright or licence information in 
>>> them,
>>> or in the zip file they come in. So, I believe they're under the OSP,
>>> along with all the rest of the specifications
>>
>> OSP appears to be a patent non-assertion covenant, not a copyright 
>> license.  I have no doubt that a copyright license exists someplace, 
>> but I have yet to locate it.
> 
> I've sent an email to Brian Jones <http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/>, 
> who comments a lot on ooxml related stuff, asking him about the 
> copyright licence covering the xsds. I'll report back if I get a reply

If we don't have a resolution by late next week, I can bring this issue
with me to Redmond.

Bill

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