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Re: Copyright license for ElementTraversal Java interface

From: Michael Glavassevich <mrglavas@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:48:53 -0500
To: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF51FF0A75.C5C62473-ON8525753C.0045751C-8525753C.0046580B@ca.ibm.com>

Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org> wrote on 01/12/2009 07:24:52 AM:

> I would like to add the wish to add this file as a jar within a W3C
> maven repository,
>
> maven is a build system based on declarative dependencies marking.
> The objective of a W3C maven repository would be to offer, in a way
> transparent to people that "just checkout souces", a linking to W3C
> code without this code being hosted at an external project such as the
> Apache Software Foundation.
>
> I think what bothers several Apache developers is to have source code
> in their repository which is "not wished to be changed". Allowing
> download form W3C would prevent that common objection.
>
> A very long discussion happened about W3C sources:
>
> http://markmail.org/message/wqv6jo23gzyulvnf?q=w3c+legal-
> discuss+list:org%2Eapache%2Elegal-discuss+from:%22Benson+Margulies%
> 22+type:general&page=1

Not sure how that discussion is relevant to API sources which are usually
made available under the W3C Software License [1]. Note that this license
is listed under Category A [2] so would seem the ASF legal folks already
regard it as acceptable to be in Apache's source repository.

> In terms of organization, it is a very simple http directory layout,
> and the indication of the repository for the people using that
> deployment. All maven downloads are cached so there's really no
> performance penalty.
>
> thanks in advance
>
> paul

Thanks.

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
[2] http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html#category-a

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
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