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[Fwd: Re: Licenses and copyright for open source software development]

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 12:15:27 +0200
To: public-mobileok-checker <public-mobileok-checker@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1185963327.8682.28.camel@altostratustier>

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> De: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
> Sujet: Re: Licenses and copyright for open source software development
> Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 12:11:55 +0200
> this is already a good start. There are still requirements: 
> 1/ The legal notice should provide the following text required by 
> Apache:
> "This product includes software developed by the
>  Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/)."
> 2/ If saxon is not modified, the file should just be in the distribution 
> carrying its own license as MPL 1.0 has viral effects, but is less 
> strict than GPL. We can't distribute Saxon under the W3C Software 
> License.
> 3/ For JHOVE, please do the same unless it is modified.
> 4/ For JUnit: We need a disclaimer in the legal notice, but this is 
> already provided by the W3C Software license
> 5/ For Tagsoup, we just need attribution and can redistribute under W3C 
> License...
> So all in all, we need one document with legal notices alongside the 
> software package that describes all the licenses and their objects. 
> Some parts will be distributed under W3C Software license, some parts 
> are distributed with a more restrictive license. Participants in the 
> Group should be aware that some of the software used has viral effects 
> and that they can't distribute the whole package in object code only. 

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