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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: Field of use constraint on OSOA license?
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:30:50 GMT
On Sunday 30 September 2007 01:53, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> The recent Tuscany distribution contains XSDs licensed under the OSOA
> license[1] which contains the following:
> "Permission to copy, make derivative works of, and distribute the
> Service Component Architecture
> JavaDoc, Interface Definition Files and XSD files in any medium
> without fee or royalty as part
> of a compliant implementation of the Service Component Architecture
> Specification is hereby granted."
> Is the restriction to a "compliant implementation" a field of use
> constraint that Tuscany project should be concerned about?

Perhaps it is more of a matter for the legal-discuss@ list than here...

But, I agree with Roland that this is not FoU restrictions. I find the 
formulation a bit odd, but think the intent is to ensure that the spec 
doesn't "evolve" beyond the control of OSOA. Especially since it 
mentions "Permission to ... make derivative works of ... Interface Definition 

Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer

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