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From Nick Burch <n...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Compatibility of Microsoft OSP and ASL v2?
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2008 17:16:45 GMT
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


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