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Re: Licensing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:46:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0801102139520.13181@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, fantasai wrote:
> This is not being very helpful. I can add your tests right now under 
> both the BSD, MIT, or Apache license (or all three) and the W3C Document 
> License grant, but I cannot add them if you refuse to license them under 
> the W3C license.

I want the whole test suite licensed under BSD or MIT (or Apache v2), not 
just my tests.

> If these are the terms of your contribution, you should have mentioned 
> that in your message in September.
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-css-testsuite/2007Sep/0010.html

At the time I was not aware that the W3C had such a ridiculous policy. 
Indeed, I would have insisted we change the license on the Selectors test 
suite many years ago if I had realised the W3C's policy. I only became 
aware of the issue at the HTML working group F2F meeting, and since that 
test suite was quickly resolved to be covered by the MIT license, I had no 
worries that there would be a problem with the CSS tests. Clearly I was 

> Arron Eischolz has already put in many hours reviewing your tests to 
> prep them for adding to the test suite.

Incidentally, I would recommend anyone reviewing or working with these 
tests to contact me, so that I can keep their needs in mind. Did Arron 
find any problems that I should resolve?

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