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Re: Copyright of test materials

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:32:11 -0500
To: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Cc: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1323754331.6252.949.camel@waldron>
Quick answer, on my way to bed.  Maybe this helps:
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/04-testsuite-copyright.html

    -- Sandro

On Mon, 2011-12-12 at 22:12 +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> Sandro (as W3C team),
> 
> 1/ Copyright status
> 
> I am trying to pin down the copyright status of our test materials.  It 
> is necessary for redistributing the test materials, and even just taking 
> a copy into a publicly accessible source code repository.
> 
> The license, and intent, is clear as is the requirement to display a 
> NOTICE in or close to the material ([1] bullet 1).
> 
> What I have failed to track down is a formal statement on the position 
> on copyright.  If a employee of company X, who is signed up to the WG, 
> provides a test, is that test the property of W3C or company X?  And, 
> specifically, where is this stated?
> 
> 2/ Copyright labelling
> 
> Reading the Software Notice and License, I think we should be making a 
> declaration in the test area, maybe the manifest as well.  And maybe 
> each file should include a copyright statement - what is normal (and 
> correct) practice?
> 
> 	Andy
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
> 
> 
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