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   RE: [xml-dev] General Public License for DTD and Schema

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  • To: "Winchel 'Todd' Vincent III" <winchel@mindspring.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] General Public License for DTD and Schema
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 09:00:19 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcKRfZd+fHoKuDoXRlyBMgBZZGi2AgAAXlJg
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] General Public License for DTD and Schema

I've never heard of a GPL category of licenses before. Looking at the OSI web page I see that they still refer to their licenses as "Open Source Licenses" not GPLs. It looks like you are taking a common term and applying your own unique interpretation of it which is potentially confusing to users. 
Besides the above observation I don't have any more feedback on the license. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Winchel 'Todd' Vincent III [mailto:winchel@mindspring.com] 
	Sent: Thu 11/21/2002 8:46 AM 
	To: Dare Obasanjo; xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: Re: [xml-dev] General Public License for DTD and Schema

	> Does your license have anything to do with the GNU General public
	License[0] or is it unrelated and thus potentially extremely confusing to
	> [0] http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
	The GNU GPL is a specific license.  I consider the term "GPL" to refer to
	many licenses that can logically be categorized as a particular type.   For
	example, there are a number of GPLs, each similar, but slightly different,
	located at http://www.opensource.org.  By contrast, there are a many
	different software End User License Agreements ("EULAs").   The Microsoft
	EULA for Windows XP is a specific license.  "EULA" is a category for
	licenses of this type.
	The GNU GPL is tailored for open source software.  The license I just posted
	is similar to the GNU GPL in that both fit into the GPL category, but the
	license just posted is tailored specifically for schema.
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