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SVG 1.1 Java interface license

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:27:19 +1100
To: public-svg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090115012719.GA2112@arc.mcc.id.au>

Hello WG.

In discussions about the license W3C uses for the Java interface files
in the Apache XML Commons project[1] (which includes various DOM
interfaces, as well as the SVG interfaces) it seems that the SVG 1.1
Java interfaces[2] use a slightly different license.  The various DOM
interfaces are licensed under the W3C Software License[3] with an
additional clause[4] that states that the Java package name must be
changed if other changes are made to the interface.

So, some questions.  First, was it a conscious decision not to use that
additional clause (and if so what was the reasoning)?  Second, if the
W3C were to have a policy on whether to include this clause for all
published Java interfaces, would we rather it be included or not?  (See



[1] http://xml.apache.org/commons/#external
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/java-binding.zip
[3] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009JanMar/0064.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Jan/0004.html

Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
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