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From "Andy Seaborne (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-199) W3C Document License and format transformation
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:39:18 GMT

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Andy Seaborne commented on LEGAL-199:
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You could ask W3C to license the test data under an open source license to make the situation
quite clear, either by extracting and publishing it separately or modifying the document's
license status.

As a test suite, it would normally be [dual licenced|http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-copyright.html]
under [W3C Test Suite license|http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-license.html|],
which does not permit modifications and [W3C 3-clause BSD License|http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/03-bsd-license.html].


> W3C Document License and format transformation
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-199
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-199
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Sergio Fernández
>
> For implementing a W3C technolog in Marmotta, we are taking the test cases from there:
> * The original HTML+RDFa document is https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/ldpwg/raw-file/default/Test%20Cases/LDP%20Test%20Cases.html
> * And this is the generated RDF content in Turtle we are caching for implementing our
test suite: http://www.w3.org/2012/pyRdfa/extract?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fdvcs.w3.org%2Fhg%2Fldpwg%2Fraw-file%2Fb3683634c29f%2FTest%2520Cases%2FLDP%2520Test%2520Cases.html&rdfa_lite=false&vocab_expansion=false&embedded_rdf=true&validate=yes&space_preserve=true&vocab_cache_report=false&vocab_cache_bypass=false
> The document, so the data, is under W3C Document License: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231
> Which contains a paragraph which could be problematic:
> {quote}
> No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is granted pursuant
to this license. However, if additional requirements (documented in the Copyright FAQ) are
satisfied, the right to create modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the W3C
to individuals complying with those requirements.
> {quote}
> The question is: the RDFa->Turtle format transformation is considered a modification?
We'd need clarification on this.
> Thanks in advance.



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