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Re: Document licenses...

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:38:48 -0400
Message-Id: <B2B427DE-B178-44F5-8523-347C67E7C0CA@opera.com>
Cc: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>

Le 18 avr. 2012 à 09:47, Charles McCathieNevile a écrit :
> including the spec in documentation, or tutorials, which is formally not allowed by the current license.

I have translated for a lot of time specifications in French and it has never been an issue.

"Permission to copy, and distribute the contents of this document, or the W3C document from which this statement is linked, in any medium for any purpose and without fee or royalty is hereby granted, provided that you include the following on ALL copies of the document, or portions thereof, that you use:"

in http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231

Then there is this bit which includes software

"When space permits, inclusion of the full text of this NOTICE should be provided. We request that authorship attribution be provided in any software, documents, or other items or products that you create pursuant to the implementation of the contents of this document, or any portion thereof."

I think the part which gives butterflies to people is this:

"No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is granted pursuant to this license. However, if additional requirements (documented in the Copyright FAQ) are satisfied, the right to create modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the W3C to individuals complying with those requirements."

Then again, in the Copyright FAQ, there is:

"Annotations of the second type (including the reorganization and excerption of copyrighted material) are derivative works. In some cases W3C grants permission to create derivative works of this sort."

I guess this is the part which needs to be modified to be closer from the practical reality.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
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