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Re: [Licensing] Request to evaluate candidate HTML Document license (known as "Option 3")

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 06:03:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>, Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "licensing@mozilla.org" <licensing@mozilla.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104040602230.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 
> Given that uncertainty, presumably engendered by the fact that the issue 
> has never been tested in a case, I believe we (Mozilla) are 
> intentionally picking the "no surprises" side of the legal controversy.  
> That is, we would vastly prefer it if our goals for the license were met 
> no matter which side of the legal argument is correct.

This is Google's position too, FWIW.

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