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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: w3c license versus svn
Date Fri, 26 Dec 2008 06:19:56 GMT
And a Merry Christmas to you, Roy.

Craig

On Dec 25, 2008, at 12:06 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Dec 18, 2008, at 8:18 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 5:42 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>  
>> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Looking at Bill's answer - I think the answer here is No.
>>>>
>>>> It's a read-only format and:
>>>>
>>>> a) Shouldn't be in the distribution - category X,
>>>
>>> Why does "read-only" make it category X?  I thought the salient
>>> difference between category X and category B was that the license
>>> prevents us from developing our code under our license?
>>
>> Overly aggressive summarizing on my part. Category X because there is
>> explicitly not a right to modify the content:
>>
>> "No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is
>> granted pursuant to this license. However, if additional requirements
>> (documented in the Copyright FAQ) are satisfied, the right to create
>> modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the W3C to
>> individuals complying with those requirements."
>>
>> Agreed that our axis for Category B/X is about it preventing us from
>> developing our code - so this needs more discussion. The language
>> above is strong and makes me personally go "No way, too painful", yet
>> I don't yet agree with Roy's statement that we only allow Open Source
>> in SVN.
>
> We only allow open source in our source code repositories.  We say  
> that
> because, otherwise, we wouldn't be working on an open source product.
> We have some non-open-source in other subversion locations.
>
> The other answer is that it is friggin' stupid to place nonmodifiable
> static files into a source code version control system just because
> the project is too f'in lazy to write a build script that pulls the
> static content from some known location (perhaps even our own  
> website).
>
> ....Roy
>
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Craig L Russell
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