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Re: typo in the new W3C Document License? It does not allow "use"

From: Patrick Curran <Patrick.Curran@sun.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 08:26:36 -0800
Message-ID: <3E5501BC.4080909@sun.com>
To: Kirill Gavrylyuk <kirillg@microsoft.com>
CC: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>, www-qa-wg@w3.org

Indeed. I've submitted a detailed critique of the Document License, and 
we'll be discussing these issues soon.

Kirill Gavrylyuk wrote:

> Hi Joseph,
>
> Rereading the new W3C Document License [1] from December 31^st , 2002, 
> I find that it allows only copying and distribution:
>
> & 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:
>
> Where as the previous W3C Document License [2] from April 5^th , 1999, 
> that we always used in our submissions in 2001 and 2002 allows use, 
> copying and distribution:
>
> & Permission to use, 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:
>
> So essentially the new Document License does not allow to use the 
> materials published under it. Which means one cannot even read the 
> materials, let alone use them to design implementations.
>
> Is it a typo or intended? I believe this was brought up on XML Schema 
> WG as a blocker for using the license for test materials.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231
>
> [2] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents-19990405
>
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