[JDEV] Resolution of Licence issues..
tcharron at ductape.net
Tue Oct 12 09:44:31 CDT 1999
Quoting Oliver Jones <oj at world.std.com>:
> At 02:10 AM 10/12/99 -0500, Jeremie wrote:
> It seems to me that your objective is to make the protocol itself
> completely open to use by anyone for anything. I don't think you should
> leave this to chance, as would happen if you simply omitted any discussion
> of a license.
Pretty much, and you've got a damned good point..
> I suggest using a similar copyright notice / permission grant to the one
> the X Window System Consortium used, so that your intent is clear, and
> remains clear.
Problem. The X Consortium is an official entity that is legally recognized.
The 'Jabber Team' is not.
> Copyright (c) 2000 The Jabber Team
> 4. Except as contained in this notice, the name of the Jabber Team shall
> not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or any
> other dealings in this Specification without prior written authorization
> from the Jabber Team.
Again, 'The Jabber Team' is not an official entity, really. This is why
Apache, KDE, etc..etc.. all have psuedo companies that are used for these kind
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