[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 9 04:43:07 EDT 2011

See below message from George Bina.  

John U, can you pass this to Board for discussion too?

Is it time we changed the licence on _generated_ schemas? Its obviously silly if it causes George problems.

One possibility is CC BY-ND

Begin forwarded message:

> From: George Cristian Bina <george at oxygenxml.com>
> Date: 9 September 2011 09:20:16 GMT+01:00
> To: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
> Subject: TEI licensing issues
> Hi Sebastian,
> I remember that some time ago we discussed about the licensing terms of 
> the TEI resources and you changed at that time from GPL to LGPL. Now, as 
> we worked on TEI related support for my tutorial at the TEI Members 
> Meeting we discovered that somehow the schemas mention GPL, not LGPL. 
> The stylesheets are LGPL so they are fine.
> Now, I see 3 possible options:
> - you change the license of the TEI schemas from GPL to LGPL or to 
> another license that allows redistribution
> - we drop the TEI schemas from oXygen
> - you license the schemas to our company under LGPL or another license 
> that allows their redistribution in oXygen
> I would think that the best approach will be the first, to license the 
> schemas under a more permissive license to allow its inclusion in non 
> GPL applications.
> Best Regards,
> George
> --
> George Cristian Bina
> <oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
> http://www.oxygenxml.com

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