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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (LEGAL-40) XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:12:04 GMT
Just following up (not seeing any other reply)....   this should be
treated as "category B".  See
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html for details.

- Sam Ruby

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Benson Margulies (JIRA)
<jira@apache.org> wrote:
> 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
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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