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Copyright Status's of spec-prod documents

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 11:32:39 -0400
To: Norman.Walsh@East.Sun.COM, crism@lexica.net, ben@legendary.org, eve.maler@East.Sun.COM
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020614153239.DDBF385EC0@aeon.w3.org>


Given a question about the creation of derivative works based on [1,2], 
elsewhere [3] I recommended the authors clarify the copyright owners (W3C 
or specific persons) and the specific licenses (W3C document or software 
license) under which they be distributed. I'm repeating this request in the 
spec-prod forum. The ambiguity created by these documents in the context of 
being hosted on the W3C site (which has specific terms and licenses) should 
be eliminated.


[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/06/xmlspec-v21.dtd
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/1/10/11/xmlspec.xsl
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Team/site-policy/2002AprJun/0473.html
Yes, or if Eve feels that she wishes to exclusively retain the copyright: 
"Copyright (c) 2000 Eve Maler. All Rights Reserved. W3C(r) liability,
trademark, document use and software licensing rules apply.
  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/
" In either case, I recommend a further statement that it was obtained under
a dated version of the W3C Software license:
and "This document was made used in accordance with the W3C Software Policy
  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software-19980720
"



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Joseph Reagle Jr.                 http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/Signature/
W3C XML Encryption Chair          http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/
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