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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] Sub Committee's and licensing

I think of it this way.    A subcommittee is not the full TC.  So a subcommittee cannot promulgate specifications, public drafts, etc. or otherwise act on behalf of the entire TC or OASIS.  They can discuss, weigh alternatives, refine, etc., and at the end of their work they vote to dissolve and bring something before the full TC.  So, I'm not sure there is really anything there to attach a licence to until it is submitted to the full TC, at which point it would be treated like any other submission to the TC.  

For example, how is this different than something done entirely in the TC, in the case where a single member writes a draft of a document which is then given to the entire TC for inclusion into the spec?  Does the draft have a different licence during the period it is being drafted?   I don't think so.   I think the point of the subcommittee is to allow parallel and more specialized discussions of topics than possible within the constraints of our weekly TC meeting.   But I don't think a subcommittee is delegated any authority to adopt their own licence.


Adam Moore <adammooreooo@gmail.com>

11/16/2005 01:12 PM

[opendocument-users] Sub Committee's and licensing

Thanks for setting up this list.

I have wanted to ask this, but haven't found the right channels to
ask.  If a subcommittee is created in OASIS and their work is
incorporated into OpenDocument will it be under the same license as
the original OpenDocument v1.0?
Adam Moore
Founding Member

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