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From "Ray Gauss II (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-122) IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) specification license
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:30:08 GMT

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Ray Gauss II commented on LEGAL-122:

IPTC has confirmed our use is in compliance with the license:

From: "Michael Steidl \(IPTC\)"
Subject: RE: IPTC Specifications Document License
Date: January 27, 2012 5:42:47 AM EST

Hi Ray,
thanks for your polite inquiry about the license for making use of the Photo
Metadata Specifications.

We are fine with what you want to do with the specs, we only request that
you explicitly include the IPTC as the copyright holder of this information.
In this case your use of the IPTC work would fully comply with the license.

If you have any further questions regarding the use of the Photo Metadata
specs or questions about details in the specs do not hesitate to write to

Kind regards,


Michael Steidl
Managing Director of the IPTC
International Press Telecommunications Council
Web: www.iptc.org - on Twitter @IPTC
Business office address:
20 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BT, United Kingdom
Registered in England, company no 101096

From: Ray Gauss II
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:47 PM
Subject: IPTC Specifications Document License

We're contributing IPTC additions to Apache Tika (http://tika.apache.org/) where a full description
of each field is in the javadoc code documentation, copied from the IPTC specifications document



We want to make sure both of those cases are considered derivative works
under section 3 of the license.

Do you know who might be able to provide a definitive answer on that?


Ray Gauss II
DAM Architect, Alfresco
> IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) specification license
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-122
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-122
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Nick Burch
> Apache Tika has recently received a proposed contribution which enhances our coverage
of the IPTC image metadata standard. Part of the patch includes parts of the IPTC specification
in the JavaDocs of the code, describing the uses and values of the metadata fields.
> The IPTC specification license is available on pages 4 and 5 of the spec: http://www.iptc.org/std/photometadata/specification/IPTC-PhotoMetadata-201007_1.pdf
> From reading this, we think it will be OK to use parts of the text in the JavaDocs, provided
that we add a notice in the header of the class, and include the IPTC Spec license in the
project LICENSE file, much as is done with other specifications. Does this seem correct?
> (Commons Sanselan also has IPTC related code, but I don't believe they include specification
text, so are not currently affected by this)

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