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   Re: A call for open source DTDs

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 14:32:17 -0400

david@megginson.com wrote:

> Sometimes the public domain makes the most sense -- it's a leap of
> faith (or, at least, generosity), in that you're allowed for the
> chance that someone else might make a lot of money from your work
> without giving you any.

The BSD license has that property too, and in fact people *have*
made lots of money from BSD (the operating system, not the license)
and not paid the Regents any, still less the "contributors".

> Like IBTWSH, SAX is and will remain in the
> public domain (not GPL'd, BSD'd, or anything like that).

Omitting the famous uppercase disclaimer, however, risks your being
sued for big $$$$ when some application fails horribly that
happens to contain a SAX-based parser.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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