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Publication of SVG Book

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:25:04 -0400
Message-ID: <489265F0.8040902@w3.org>
To: SVG IG <public-svg-ig@w3.org>

Hi, SVG IG-

Most of you are aware that David Daily has generously offered to donate 
his SVG book, "An SVG Primer for Today's Browsers", to the W3C for 
publication.  We discussed this during the SVG IG telcons of 7/17 and 
7/31, and there was unanimous agreement to approve publication as a W3C 
note under the aegis of the SVG IG.

Consistent with our discussion, the chairs will consider this resolution 
to have passed if no objections are received by 8/6.

Sorry it took so long to post this, but I was waiting to see if there 
were legal complications.  It seems the W3C has never had the situation 
arise where a book author wishes to donate a book to us, so it took a 
little research and work by our legal team to come up with a sensible 
and fair policy.  Among the considerations were copyright assignment and 
author reuse, as well as sub-licensing.  I'm pleased to state that David 
has agreed to the terms of the copyright assignment, assuming that this 
group agrees to publish it.

This is a precedent that I'd like to see more of... it's very helpful to 
authors.

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 01:25:40 GMT

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