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What is the license for W3C Community material?

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:29:58 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPRnXtkv1o0Yk2gbVQEGpbae+=rEDhHPMR0FvEh3AOBnnda7DQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: site-comments@w3.org
 Hi!

At https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-241
the Apache Software Foundation is
trying to figure out what is the license for an ontology
downloaded from
http://www.openannotation.org/spec/core/

which says:

> Copyright © 2012-2013 the Contributors to the Open Annotation Core Data Model Specification, published by the Open Annotation Community Group under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA). A human-readable summary is available.


However the CLA does not read like a license to readers, but as a CLA
for contributors. Particularly it is very confusing who is "You" and
who the license is granted to (the readers? w3c? Other community
members)

Are the discussions from
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-241 considered somewhat
correct? In that as long as the material is at least 45 days old, then
it is safe for Apache Software Foundation to use files like
https://www.w3.org/ns/oa/oa.rdf under a BSD-like license?



-- 
Stian Soiland-Reyes, eScience Lab
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
http://soiland-reyes.com/stian/work/    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
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