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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Apache's Third Party Licensing Policy
Date Sat, 02 Nov 2013 23:14:57 GMT
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org> wrote:
> On 30/10/13 05:34, Emmanuel L├ęcharny wrote:
>>
>> First of all, I'd like to debunk a myth :
>>
>> Psudo-code is *not* code. It's basically what we call an algorithm.
>> That some layers confurse those two terms is understandable. Larry,
>> you can't make ths confusion, being a layer *and* a coder.
>
> W3C specifications may contain material that can directly copied into a
> generator to get executable code without a programming step: for
> example: BNF and WebIDL.
>
> (I don't know if any projects current do that - I mention it because
> such material is already in specs and is W3C Document Licensed.)

W3C already makes it a practice to license IDL portions of a
specification under the W3C Software License[1]

>From what I gather, the W3C PSIG quietly added this to Larry's
proposed option 3, and Larry quietly objected to same, which obviously
was a surprise to me.

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/03/html-license-options.html

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