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A-2002-02-14-5 - Licenses for Test Suites

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:36:43 -0400
Message-Id: <p0511170ab91be920c23b@[24.201.26.36]>
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

I have gone through the Test Suites listed in The Matrix
	http://www.w3.org/QA/TheMatrix


* CSS - http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/

All CSS Test suites do not have any licenses. They have only a 
copyright statement.
	http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice-20000612#Copyright

The copyright statement of W3C implies: "The materials contained in 
the Site may be downloaded or copied provided that ALL copies retain 
the copyright and any other proprietary notices contained on the 
materials. No material may be modified, edited or taken out of 
context such that its use creates a false or misleading statement or 
impression as to the positions, statements or actions of W3C."


* DOM - http://www.w3.org/DOM/Test/

There's a license for contribution given in the DOM Test Suite Process Document
http://www.w3.org/2002/01/DOMConformanceTS-Process-20020115#ownership

which is based on the following grant of license.
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/contribution-software-license-19980720.html

All materials published by the W3C of the DOM TS will have the 
Software License.
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software-19980720

So we have here Mechanisms in two steps:
	License for Contribution ---> License for Distribution.
	because the distribution can have impact on the wishes to contribute.

A contributor will only keep authorship on all contributed materials.


* HTTP 1.1 - http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/Forum/#Test

There's still a lack of real test suites for HTTP owned by W3C.


* MathML 2.0  - http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/

The MathML Test Suite is under the Software license.


* RDF - http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-testcases/

The RDF Test Suite is under a document process. There's no clear 
statement about the use of the test themselves. But as they are part 
of a document, we can assume that they are under W3C document license.

* SMIL 2.0 - http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/testsuite/

Copyright


* SOAP - http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/2/03/11/soap-1.2-conformance.html

	Be careful right now no permanent URI for this Test Suite so 
it may change. (See http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/)
Copyright


* SVG - http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/

(btw - http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/svgTest-manual.htm is not 
valid HTML)

no explicit licenses

* XML - http://www.w3.org/XML/Test/

XML test suite has exactly the same organization than the DOM one.
http://xw2k.sdct.itl.nist.gov/martinez/xmlts/2001/XML-Test-Suite/xmlconf/XMLConformanceTS-Process-20020514.html


* XML Schema - http://www.w3.org/2001/05/xmlschema-test-collection.html

There's a license for contribution
http://www.w3.org/2001/05/test-materials-license.html
The Test suite itself is under the document license.

* XSL - http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/TestSuite/

The XSL test suite is quite particular in the sense of
	"Each set of tests here is being maintained by its 
contributor who may make updated or corrected versions available 
independently."


Table: Test suites and their licenses
S: Software, D: Document, C: Copyright, N: Nothing
-----------------------------------
	S	D	C	N
-----------------------------------
CSS			x
DOM	x
MathML	x
RDF		x
SMIL			x
SOAP			x
SVG				x
XML	x
XML Sch		x
XSL				x
----------------------------------


-- 
Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager
           http://www.w3.org/QA/

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