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From "Benson Margulies (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-40) XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:52:44 GMT

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Benson Margulies commented on LEGAL-40:

The following might be informative.


> XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 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
> 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
> available online at
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents-19990405.html

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