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Proposed Permissive Copyright Experiment in HTML Working Group

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 16:49:48 -0400
Message-ID: <1367441388.2129.30.camel@chacal>
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Today the W3C Director proposed to the W3C Membership a draft revision
to the HTML Working Group charter:

The charter is unique because of a provision that would let the group
decide whether to publish extension specifications under CC-BY, which is
more permissive than W3C's Document License. The proposal intends to
encourage collaboration.

The W3C Membership reviewed a draft HTML Working Group charter in
February when one Member registered a Formal Objection and requested
changes around licensing. Given the importance of this issue and a new
proposal focused on extension specifications, the Director now seeks
feedback from the Membership.

The HTML extension specifications present an opportunity to experiment
with an alternate, more permissive license, in response to Member
feedback. We anticipate that the experiment can inform broader licensing

We look forward to hearing from the full Membership on this important
topic; Member feedback will play an important role in our next steps.


Philippe Le H├ęgaret, Interaction Domain Lead
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 20:49:49 UTC

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