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From "Karl Wright (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-137) Ownership of WSDLs and XSDs created by interrogating proprietary web services
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 19:37:22 GMT

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Karl Wright commented on LEGAL-137:
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I have taken steps already to contact HP, who is the owner of the services in question.

Regardless, in my view the analogy with HTTP fetching web-site content is somewhat flawed.
 The protocol in your case is retrieving the site's content in unmodified form.  In the case
we are describing, the disco utility is obtaining machine-readable specifications for how
to access the service as a library, and since the service was constructed in the .NET framework,
we can presume it was meant to be accessed as such.  I may be naive but to me this is similar
to IDL descriptions of a module that would be available for integrators and would be licensed
accordingly.


                
> Ownership of WSDLs and XSDs created by interrogating proprietary web services
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-137
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-137
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Karl Wright
>
> In the .NET framework, any service can be interrogated to find its Web Services API (represented
by a set of WSDL and XSD files), using a .NET tool called "disco.exe".  My question pertains
to the ownership (or lack thereof) of such WSDLs and XSDs.  Can these be redistributed in
original or modified form in an Apache project?

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