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From "Craig Russell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-40) XmlSchema project wants to check in some annoyingly licensed test cases
Date Sat, 06 Dec 2008 01:59:44 GMT

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Craig Russell commented on LEGAL-40:
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As long as you choose the BSD license, I see nothing wrong with checking this code into your
project's svn.

You will need to update the project NOTICE and LICENSE files to incorporate the legal requirements
of the BSD license.



> 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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