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RE: Licensing

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 18:56:53 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <04F36FB4ED0F85459AA447F72711526F012127485624@DF-GRTDANE-MSG.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>

I am not a lawyer but I think you get it backwards. It is your work, then you get to choose how to license it. If you license it to W3C which then publishes your work under a more restrictive license (I am assuming you are not happy about that part), the original work is still available from you directly, isn't it?

-----Original Message-----
From: public-css-testsuite-request@w3.org [mailto:public-css-testsuite-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:35 PM

To make the issue simple: I refuse to license my tests under the W3C
Document License or the W3C Software License. I would be happy to licenes
my tests under the 3-clause BSD, MIT, or Apache v2 licenses. There is
precedent in the W3C for this; the HTML working group's tests are to be
licensed under the MIT license.
Received on Thursday, 10 January 2008 02:57:10 UTC

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