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Licenses in schemas

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:34:48 +0800
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
CC: <Ben.Caradoc-Davies@csiro.au>
Message-ID: <5D27281509882544A841804E4EBA914C301B1DEB9E@EXWA-MBX01.nexus.csiro.au>
A community I work with wish to allow their schemas to be included in the testing framework for somebody else's software. The somebody else has asked for a license to be provided so as to ensure everything is Kosher. We are inclined to just use CC-BY. 

* Does anyone else do this, have any warnings or better suggestions? 

One issue that we would like to protect ourselves against is other people adding new stuff into our namespace. And anyone who knows much about the technology is unlikely to do it. But we really would like to alert the inexperienced against any temptation to tinker with the schema outside of our community process. It looks like a licensing issue, but not clear that CC-ND hits the right spot as it could be interpreted as disallowing <import> which is entirely *not* the point. 

* Any suggestions? 

Simon Cox 

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