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Re: Licensing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:43:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910192242390.26598@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, fantasai wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > You still misunderstand; my point is that I am not willing to license 
> > my tests under _any_ license unless the W3C commits to using one of 
> > those three licenses for the entirety of the CSS 2.1 test suite and 
> > indeed all other CSS test suites, just like the HTML working group has 
> > committed to using the MIT license for their test suite.
> 
> I might've asked this already, but... Is the W3C Test Suite / BSD dual 
> license acceptable to you?
>   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-copyright (The 
> restrictions on using the tests under BSD are under trademark law, not 
> copyright law: the code is under standard BSD, W3C is just asserting 
> control over use of its own trademark in association with the tests.)
> 
> If that works for you, I'd like to have your CSS tests checked into 
> test.csswg.org SVN. I can give you an account there, or I can do it for 
> you: your choice.

I believe dbaron has the ball on this issue; he and I discussed this topic 
recently.

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