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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Compatibility of Microsoft OSP and ASL v2?
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:52:35 GMT
I'd like to see the third party license document(s) [1] [2] writtten  
by Cliff and Sam to be updated with this license before taking any  


[1] http://people.apache.org/~rubys/3party.html
[2] http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html

On Feb 4, 2008, at 5:57 AM, Nick Burch wrote:

> For Apache POI, we'd like to be able to include some xsds with our  
> distribution, and also in svn. These xsds are part of Microsoft's  
> specification for OOXML (Office Open XML), and so are covered by the  
> OSP (Open Specification Promise) [1].
> Having read through the OSP, I think it does allow us to ship the  
> xsds with POI, provided we correctly attribute them to Microsoft in  
> our NOTICE, and indicate that they're under the OSP. A recent review  
> [2] of the licence by Baker and McKenzie (a top London IP law firm)  
> seems to support this, and also with other open source licences.
> Before we include the xsds, we wanted to check if this seems to be
> correct?
> Thanks
> Nick
> [1] http://www.microsoft.com/interop/osp/default.mspx
> [2] http://www.bakernet.com/BakerNet/Resources/Publications/Recent+Publications/OpenXML.htm
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
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