Re: Copyright license for ElementTraversal Java interface

Paul Libbrecht <> wrote on 01/12/2009 07:24:52 AM:

> I would like to add the wish to add this file as a jar within a W3C
> maven repository,
> maven is a build system based on declarative dependencies marking.
> The objective of a W3C maven repository would be to offer, in a way
> transparent to people that "just checkout souces", a linking to W3C
> code without this code being hosted at an external project such as the
> Apache Software Foundation.
> I think what bothers several Apache developers is to have source code
> in their repository which is "not wished to be changed". Allowing
> download form W3C would prevent that common objection.
> A very long discussion happened about W3C sources:
> discuss+list:org%2Eapache%2Elegal-discuss+from:%22Benson+Margulies%
> 22+type:general&page=1

Not sure how that discussion is relevant to API sources which are usually
made available under the W3C Software License [1]. Note that this license
is listed under Category A [2] so would seem the ASF legal folks already
regard it as acceptable to be in Apache's source repository.

> In terms of organization, it is a very simple http directory layout,
> and the indication of the repository for the people using that
> deployment. All maven downloads are cached so there's really no
> performance penalty.
> thanks in advance
> paul



Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab

Received on Monday, 12 January 2009 12:49:06 UTC