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From Marc Poussin <marc.pous...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: W3C Software IPR Notice
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:04:05 GMT
Hi Cameron,

After a fast reading of both licenses, you can use those files as you wish,
but you have to respect the term of the licence:

include the little disclaimer in each copy,
Remove the W3C.org pragma prefix or change it.

Then you can distribute all those files without any problem

Cheers,



On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 3:36 AM, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:

> Hello legal-discuss.
>
> A quick question: the W3C Software License[1] has been determined to be
> a Category A license.  I notice, however, that the DOM Level 3 Core Java
> bindings ZIP file[2] includes a file COPYRIGHT.html that includes some
> additional requirements beyond those found in the W3C Software License:
>
>  The DOM bindings are published under the W3C Software Copyright Notice
>  and License. The software license requires "Notice of any changes or
>  modifications to the W3C files, including the date changes were made."
>  Consequently, modified versions of the DOM bindings must document that
>  they do not conform to the W3C standard; in the case of the IDL
>  definitions, the pragma prefix can no longer be 'w3c.org'; in the case
>  of the Java language binding, the package names can no longer be in
>  the 'org.w3c' package.
>
> Do these additional requirements (i.e., that the package name must be
> changed if you make any other changes) have any effect on whether these
> files may be distributed by us?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Cameron
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Core/java-binding.zip
>
> --
> Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
>
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