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From "Benson Margulies (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LEGAL-40) XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:04:44 GMT
XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
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                 Key: LEGAL-40
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-40
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Benson Margulies


The purpose the the XmlSchema component of the WSCOMMONS project is to produce a conformant
implementation of Xml Schema. XML Schema is a W3C standard. There is a test suite for XML
schema available from the W3C. The license on the test suite does not encourage/permit modifications.

Currently, the build process for XML Schema dynamically downloads these materials. This is
annoying but nonfatal. I would like, if possible, to just check them in where any contributor
can check them back out so that the build process can use them without latency and / or connectivity
requirements.

I submit for consideration the idea that, as a read-only resource (a set of test cases that
the XMLSchema code reads), the various restrictions on the license do not represent a problem
in the way that incorporating source code, or data subject to change, might be.

However, I'm no lawyer and a relative newcomer to ASF. 

Checking this into the PMC area really isn't an improvement over the current situation, since
it doesn't (so far as I know) allow any way for non-PMC members to read the stuff. If I've
misunderstood and the PMC area can be set up so that PMC members put things in and anyone
can get them out, I apologize for misunderstanding.

If this won't fly, I'll look for some way to package these items as a maven artifact uploaded
to central and then that solves most of the problem.




The entire contents of this directory and all its sub-directories are
         ***Copyright (C) World Wide Web Consortium 2006, 2007***

They are made available under the terms of the
 W3C DOCUMENT NOTICE AND LICENSE,
available online at
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents-19990405.html

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