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FW: W3C General Document License Updated

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:47:29 +0000
To: Timed Text Working Group <public-tt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0FE4EAA.1AB50%nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
All,

please note that the W3C Document License has been updated:

On 06/02/2015 21:43, "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org> wrote:

>Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and Chairs,
>
>In December we proposed [1] an updated W3C Document License [2] that:
>
>  • permits non-specification derivative works, such as inclusion of
>specification text in software, in supporting materials accompanying
>software, and in documentation of software; and
>  • makes all Code Components included in Specifications available under
>the W3C Software License [3]. (See the Document License for details.)
>
>All reviewers were supportive of this updated license, with one explicit
>abstention and one comment that further change would be even better.
>Accordingly, we are pleased to announce adoption of the new W3C Document
>License.
>
>Implementation notes:
>
>  • Documents published under the previous license are also available
>under this new license. We have documented this point in the status
>section of the previous license and in a home page news item.
>  • We have updated pubrules [4] with a new copyright statement. We will
>provide for the usual [5] 30-day grace period for editors to update their
>tools.
>  • We are planning modifications to the W3C IPR FAQ [6] and will update
>it after PSIG review, and any further discussions.
>
>Please direct any questions to Wendy Seltzer.
>
>For Wendy Seltzer, W3C Counsel;
>Ian Jacobs
>
>[1] 
>https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2014OctDec/0060.html

>[2] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/doc-license

>[3] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software

>[4] http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules

>[5] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/13-pubrules-about

>[6] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/IPR-FAQ-20000620.html

>
>--
>Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>      http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs

>Tel:                       +1 718 260 9447
>
>
>
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