I've been looking at shipping the DITA (Darwin Information Typing
Architecture) XML schema, but noticed a copyright notice on the XML
catalog file at
<!-- (C) Copyright OASIS Open 2005, 2009. -->
<!-- (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 2001, 2004. -->
<!-- All Rights Reserved. -->
which seems to preclude redistribution
When I asked the DITA technical committee about this, the chair directed
me to the notices here:
state in part:
"This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished to
others, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it or
assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published, and
distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind,
provided that the above copyright notice and this section are included
on all such copies and derivative works. However, this document itself
may not be modified in any way, including by removing the copyright
notice or references to OASIS, except as needed for the purpose of
developing any document or deliverable produced by an OASIS Technical
Committee (in which case the rules applicable to copyrights, as set
forth in the OASIS IPR Policy, must be followed) or as required to
translate it into languages other than English."
and asked me to include that notice with any distribution of DITA.
Is this OK to ship? Is this license properly described as "Copyright Only"?