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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] [OT] DocBook XSL license

Hi Jan,

The DocBook TC met today, and after the official meeting concluded, we discussed your request. Norm Walsh told us that the current license uses the same wording as the MIT license, except that we added provisions concerning attribution of code and didn't identify the license as coming from the MIT license.

No one on the call is a lawyer, but we didn't see any objections to someone distributing customizations that carried another license as long as the existing material carries the current license.

We agreed to change the license file to identify the license as the MIT license, then separately note the additional restriction concerning the use of the names of the copyright holders.

I hope that helps.

FYI, I'm cross posting this to the DocBook Apps group because that's were it initiated.

Best regards,
XML Press
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On Mar 13, 2016, at 15:37, Richard Hamilton <hamilton@xmlpress.net> wrote:

> Hi Jan,
> I'm forwarding this to the DocBook TC. I don't know the answer to your question, but there are people on the TC who probably do know.
> Best regards,
> Richard Hamilton
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> http://xmlpress.net
> hamilton@xmlpress.net
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Jan Tosovsky" <j.tosovsky@email.cz>
>> Subject: [docbook-apps] [OT] DocBook XSL license
>> Date: March 12, 2016 at 4:13:49 PST
>> To: "'Docbook apps List'" <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
>> Dear All,
>> I am implementing stylesheets for DocBook conversion into special format
>> which I'd like to publish on GitHub. I am reusing the code from DocBook XSL
>> distribution - from /common and /lib.
>> I plan to distribute it under a common license, most likely GPL v3.
>> I'd like to verify if this license is compatible with that found in DocBook
>> XSL distribution:
>> http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/COPYING or alternatively
>> http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/doc/copyright.html
>> What do you think?
>> Btw, do you happen plan changing this license to something more common? :-)
>> Thanks,
>> Jan
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