[tei-council] Licences

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at loria.fr
Mon Nov 9 11:51:33 EST 2009

Thanks Sebastian. I do think the policy is clear (i.e. "make our code  
commercial-friendly") and reflect our desire to extend our outreach as  
wide as possible. I support the idea that if we have overlooked  
something, we just adapt.

Le 9 nov. 09 à 17:48, Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :

> On 9 Nov 2009, at 16:17, Dan O'Donnell wrote:
>> I've been having an interesting conversation with George Bina of
>> Syncrosoft about TEI licencing. Apparently we use different licences
>> for
>> (for example) Vesta (GPL) and our stylesheets (LGPL).
> Yes. the stylesheets are a resource, a library, which we want people
> to re-use.
> The code in Vesta is a free-standing program which references that
> library,
> and which its author wanted to GPL. George is correct, that cannot be
> combined with
> closed-source code.
> The Java code which Vesta uses to do the work is in Sourceforge under
> "javalib" and has
> no licence at all that I can see :-{ We can happily make that LGPL if
> it makes
> things easier for George.
> This is a red herring, I''d say - Vesta is a shell which shows how one
> can write an end-user application to deliver TEI functionality; it has
> (or should not have)
> any code which oXygen would need.
> I think we decided long, long time ago, when Vincent's eyes were blue,
> to make our "library" code be commercial-friendly. So if
> George sees code he needs, let's relicense it for him.
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