[tei-council] ODD headers and licensing terms for customizations provided by TEI-C

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 10 15:10:55 EDT 2010

On 10 Aug 2010, at 19:09, Gabriel Bodard wrote:

> I think I'm largely in agreement with Martin in wanting the license to 
> be more permissive and allowing dissemination without requiring too much 
> beyond attribution.

leaving aside the issue of whether we own the IPR for the moment
(I believe we do), we can of course issue future releases under a more
relaxed licence. Its tricky, this, because the Council of 2010 may 
have, reasonably, a different opinion from the Council of 2004 (or whenever
it was), but we cant keep changing every few years :-}

> aspect of the GPL (equiv of CC-ShareAlike)? By which I mean, if a 
> project can circulate the modified schema (the software) like this, 
> without making available their ODD (the code), then any project who 
> wanted to make their ODD proprietary could claim that the schema was 
> hand-edited.

well, indeed. thats the scenario I personally want to avoid.

Sebastian Rahtz      
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