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Re: DOM DOM binding considered harmful,discriminates against opensource

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 15:31:10 -0800
Message-ID: <3828AEBE.4FD0C50D@pacbell.net>
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
> > Alternative proposal:  type in the "org.w3c.dom" interfaces by
> > hand, don't use the sources W3C provides.
> Doesn't work.  By hand or by computer, you are creating a derivative
> work, which is forbidden by the license. 

That seems extreme, but neither of us is a lawyer and sometimes
licences have had major bugs.

I think that your interpretation would preclude implementations
in C, C++, Python, and other languages.  After all, since the spec
defines interfaces, all implementations must be derivative.  Yet
only the Java binding actually includes code for the interfaces.

- Dave
Received on Tuesday, 9 November 1999 18:31:15 UTC

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