[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

Stuart A. Yeates syeates at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 04:59:30 EDT 2011

I would have thought that for generated schemas CC BY-ND is asking for
trouble, since that license means you can't generate a schema, tweak
it and upload it to sourceforge / github.

Personally for generated schemas I'd multi-license GPL / LGPL / CC BY.
If we want to be really permissive  GPL / LGPL / CC BY / BSD is an
option too.


On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Sebastian Rahtz
<sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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
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>> http://www.oxygenxml.com
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