[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 12 12:18:18 EDT 2011

On 11/09/11 09:21, Laurent Romary wrote:
> Before we move to other issues here. Could someone with a good
> knowledge in the domain of licenses summarizes the options,
> considering the various type of objects we have to deal with
> (ODD, schemas, doc, xslt...). We could have these put together
> in the wiki, before we make a comprehensive proposal to the
> board. Laurent

I don't think I qualify as such, but since no one else has done 
so, I have done a first-draft at a table of objects the TEI-C 
produces, Current licences, and proposed Licences.


Warning: I may have got stuff entirely wrong, please feel free to 
correct, bonus points for adding in links to the licenses themselves.

Feel free to continue debate here and/or on discussion tab on the 

Currently the stylesheets take the content of <availability> for 
the output schemas when generated by Roma. I don't think that we 
should license the roma-output schemas differently than the ODDs 
themselves (and not sure how we would store different licences 
for different outputs in availability).

My desire would be to consistently license across the board as 
much as possible, with the most open licences possible. 
Multi-licensing is fine if it makes it easier for people (like 
George) to use and doesn't confuse users.


Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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