[Fedora-legal-list] ISO-HTML DTD license

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Feb 18 18:51:36 UTC 2009

On 2009-02-16 at 17:38:39 -0500, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
> Hello,
> The w3c-markup-validator package contains a copy of the "ISO-HTML" DTD 
> in /usr/share/sgml/w3c-markup-validator/ISO-HTML/15445.dtd which contains:
> [...]
>      Copyright (C) 2000, IETF, W3C (MIT, Inria, Keio), ISO/IEC.
>                All Rights Reserved.
>      Permission to copy in any form is granted for use with
>      validating and conforming systems and applications as defined
>      in ISO/IEC 15445:2000, provided this copyright notice is included
>      with all copies.
> [...]
> Is the "for use with ..." part a problem wrt. inclusion in Fedora?  The 
> definitions of validating and conforming systems are documented at 
> http://purl.org/NET/ISO+IEC.15445/15445.html

Yes, it is a problem. That license is non-free.

> If it is a problem, is evicting the file from binary packages enough, or 
> should it be removed from inside source rpms too?

Evicting the file from binary packages is sufficient, we have permission
to copy it.


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