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WSDL 1.1 XML Schemas Legal Issue

From: Jeffrey Stephenson <Jeffrey.Stephenson@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 19:03:30 -0500
To: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <PHENJGDFMJPEBOBLGEMOAEAECFAA.Jeffrey.Stephenson@oracle.com>





Oracle would like to ship local copies of the WSDL 1.1 XML 
Schemas found below with the next version of Oracle JDeveloper 
(which among other things helps users create Web Services):

http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/
http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/
http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/http/
http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/mime/

The above schemas, as you know, are updated versions 
of the WSDL XML Schemas published in the W3C Note 
found here:

http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#A4.1

The question is whether or not we are legally allowed
to do so.  Our legal department has examined the information 
at the top of each schema (which consists of copyrights and 
disclaimers), and the W3C Note, but neither includes the 
required information.  They are looking for a license or a 
statement that no license is required.  

I know that there are other tools that ship the WSDL 1.1 XML 
schemas, and it would be a significant inconvenience to users 
trying to create Web Services with our tool if we are not able 
to ship them.  

If there is anyone out there that can speak to this licensing 
issue or point me to the correct contact, I would very much 
appreciate your help.

I'm looking forward to working with 2.0!

Regards,

Jeffrey Stephenson
Received on Thursday, 22 January 2004 19:07:18 GMT

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