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Re: Draft W3C Excerpt License (Re: WG Decision - spec license use cases)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:22:58 -0800
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, site-policy@w3.org
Message-id: <23FF4096-9B76-4D40-8B74-1CF94D1A78F9@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Mar 5, 2009, at 3:43 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> [snip]
>> it fails. It does not work for LGPL software and it does not really  
>> work for MIT-licensed software.
> [snip]
>> I was trying to start on stating which of our original use cases it  
>> does not meet. Perhaps that is better done by starting with the  
>> original list of use cases, and see which we feel are satisfied and  
>> which are not.
>
> If we start with this:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Feb/0388.html
>
> And strike all the use cases that involve MIT-licensed software.   
> And then strike all the use cases that involve LGPL software.  And  
> then strike all the use cases that involve forking, what are you  
> left with?

It seems to me that the use cases for excerpts in proprietary software  
and non-open-source-like books may hold up. But that's about it. I  
think that would be a poor result. Web standards should strive to be  
friendly to open source software.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 6 March 2009 00:23:42 UTC

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