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Subject: Re: [wsbpel] BPEL licensing - deja vue / resolution


If you do it and succeed I shall be smiling in the UK.


Steve T

On 5 Dec 2003, at 15:10, David RR Webber wrote:

> Folks,
> My thought of the day is that I have been here
> done all this before. Only last time it was Borland
> that provided the means to break the impasse.
> Remember when the legal world was frozen into
> thinking that software users had to sign-off on a
> twenty page+ licensing agreement?
> And then Borland came out with its no nosense
> approach that printed on to the back of the
> envelope the disks came in?
> We've also all seen this from NDA doc's that
> are impossible to sign - but people have
> sensible, legible and concise two or three
> pagers of those now too.
> My suggestion is that you take matters into
> your own hands at the F2F.  Sit down around
> a laptop and edit together a concise licensing
> agreement that looks good to you - take all five
> mega-doc's - consolidate, delete, and fixup.
> Then as a group of contributors to the TC you
> will have what you think is a fair and reasonable
> license to use.
> As I see it the bottom line is that either the
> original contributors follow through on their
> intent on bringing BPEL into OASIS, and
> benefiting from all the hard work the TC is doing
> on making the specifications workable, or
> it ends here as a specification only they can use.
> Hope you have a productive time in Florida.
> DW

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