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Subject: Re: [xacml] OASIS copyright statement in schemas

We could store a copy of the current OASIS copyright statement in our 
repository and use a URL to that.


Robin Cover wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, Anthony Nadalin wrote:
>>In checking with our legal folks using the short form has a problem as they
>>are not certain what the wording was of
>>the policy at the time the document was generated. So your idea of the URL
>>is better.
> In the strictest sense, I agree that the use of a short form like
>    <!-- Copyright OASIS Open 2006. All Rights Reserved. -->
> could be ambiguous (a) if it's necessary to to able to ascertain the
> precise legal text accompanying the short form statment, and (b) if
> there was a change of IPR Policy in "2006" which resulted in altered
> language associated with the "bare short form" copyright declaration.
> At this moment, one could cite the IPR Policy copyright text ad loc
> http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php#14.1
> BUT, as Bill rightly notes (in "version sensitive URL"), that
> reference is unstable:  OASIS has been publishing different versions
> of the IPR Policy at the "intellectualproperty.php" URI.
> I have suggested to a Board Committee that consideration could be
> given to a different practice: any new version of an OASIS policy,
> at the moment of release, should be assigned both a generic
> (version-agnostic) URI and a version-specific URI.  For example,
> http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php
> http://www.oasis-open.org/who/IPR-Policy20060415.php
> Assuming that the text of the document at the (second)
> version-specific URI is inviolate, one could cite (e.g.,)
> http://www.oasis-open.org/who/IPR-Policy20060415.php#14.1
> with the assurance of a fixed mapping between the dated schema
> document and the full text of the copyright statement
> relevant at the time of the schema's publication.
> Robin
>>Anthony Nadalin | Work 512.838.0085 | Cell 512.289.4122
>>             Bill Parducci
>>             <bill.parducci@si
>>             mulalabs.com>                                              To
>>                                       XACML TC
>>             12/05/2006 04:15          <xacml@lists.oasis-open.org>
>>             PM                                                         cc
>>                                                                   Subject
>>                                       Re: [xacml] OASIS copyright
>>                                       statement in schemas
>>it seems like this is the kind of thing that would be well met by a
>>simple copyright notice that is served up by oasis-open.org using a
>>version sensitive URL:
>>  <!-- Copyright OASIS Open 2006. All Rights Reserved.
>>http://www.oasis-open.org/legalGoo/copyright-20061012.xml -->
>>then again, this also sounds like the kind of bright, shiny object
>>problem that i get sidetracked trying to solve that doesn't need fixing :)
>>stated more succinctly: if oasis is OK with the short version, then it's
>>fine by me.
>>Anne Anderson - Sun Microsystems wrote:
>>>Apparently, the WS-TX TC recently asked OASIS administration about this,
>>>and OASIS said the one-liner below was suffient.  It avoids cluttering
>>>the schemas.
>>><!-- Copyright OASIS Open 2006. All Rights Reserved. -->
>>>If others have opinions on this, please speak up, post up, or whatever
>>>Anthony Nadalin wrote On 12/05/06 12:00,:
>>>>It seems more common to use the following:
>>>><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
>>>><!-->> OASIS takes no position regarding the validity or scope of any
>>>>intellectual property or other rights that might be claimed to pertain
>>>>to the implementation or use of the technology described in this
>>>>document or the extent to which any license under such rights might or
>>>>might not be available; neither does it represent that it has made any
>>>>effort to identify any such rights. Information on OASIS's procedures
>>>>with respect to rights in OASIS specifications can be found at the
>>>>OASIS website. Copies of claims of rights made available for
>>>>publication and any assurances of licenses to be made available, or
>>>>the result of an attempt made to obtain a general license or
>>>>permission for the use of such proprietary rights by implementors or
>>>>users of this specification, can be obtained from the OASIS Executive
>>>>OASIS invites any interested party to bring to its attention any
>>>>copyrights, patents or patent applications, or other proprietary
>>>>rights which may cover technology that may be required to implement
>>>>this specification. Please address the information to the OASIS
>>>>Executive Director.
>>>>Copyright © OASIS Open 2002-2006. All Rights Reserved.
>>>>This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished to
>>>>others, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it
>>>>or assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published and
>>>>distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind,
>>>>provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are
>>>>included on all such copies and derivative works. However, this
>>>>document itself does not be modified in any way, such as by removing
>>>>the copyright notice or references to OASIS, except as needed for the
>>>>purpose of developing OASIS specifications, in which case the
>>>>procedures for copyrights defined in the OASIS Intellectual Property
>>>>Rights document must be followed, or as required to translate it into
>>>>languages other than English.
>>>>The limited permissions granted above are perpetual and will not be
>>>>revoked by OASIS or its successors or assigns.
>>>>This document and the information contained herein is provided on an
>>>>Anthony Nadalin | Work 512.838.0085 | Cell 512.289.4122
>>>>Inactive hide details for Anne Anderson - Sun Microsystems
>>>><Anne.Anderson@sun.com>Anne Anderson - Sun Microsystems
>>>>                        *Anne Anderson - Sun Microsystems
>>>>                        <Anne.Anderson@sun.com>*
>>>>                        12/05/2006 10:50 AM
>>>>                        Please respond to
>>>>                        Anne.Anderson@sun.com
>>>>XACML TC <xacml@lists.oasis-open.org>
>>>>[xacml] OASIS copyright statement in schemas
>>>>We had a request to insert an OASIS copyright statement into our
>>>>schemas.  For those who care about this, is it sufficient to insert:
>>>><!-- Copyright OASIS Open 2006. All Rights Reserved. -->
>>>>immediately after the <?xml ... line at the start of the file?
>>>>Anne H. Anderson             Email: Anne.Anderson@Sun.COM
>>>>Sun Microsystems Laboratories
>>>>1 Network Drive,UBUR02-311     Tel: 781/442-0928
>>>>Burlington, MA 01803-0902 USA  Fax: 781/442-1692
>>VP Technical Services
>>Simula Labs - The Open Source Venture Partners
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Anne H. Anderson               Anne.Anderson@sun.com
Sun Microsystems Labs          1-781-442-0928
Burlington, MA USA

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