[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Fri Sep 9 04:45:53 EDT 2011

I would even go CC-BY, why would you impose ND? I +think+ this is something I have said repeatedly since years... but I have always been told we should hire a jurist :-}

Le 9 sept. 2011 à 10:43, Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :

> 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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