[legal-discuss] Third party file inclusion in Openstack sushy project

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Wed Jul 18 19:30:43 UTC 2018

They are asking if BSD-3 license would be OK?
Because "DMTF currently has a licensing policy for software that it must 
be BSD-3 licensed".


On 07/18/2018 09:46 PM, Allison Randal wrote:
> Hi Aija,
> They don't list an open source license anywhere in those files or on
> their website, so by default you have to assume it's proprietary, and
> that means NO on your questions (1), (2), and (3).
> On your question (4), DMTF seems to be quite proud of the fact that open
> source projects use their technology [1], and even specifically call out
> Sushy on that list. So, I imagine they'd be responsive if you contact
> them and ask what license they meant to release those files under. If
> they release the files under the Apache 2.0 license, then the answer to
> (1) changes to YES. If it's some other license, then come back and check
> on this list to make sure the open source license DMTF is using is
> compatible with Apache 2.0.
> Just FYI, if (1) is a NO, then (2) and (3) wouldn't help, because the
> license of the original files would still apply to any code you derive
> from them, whether you do it with a script or manually.
> Allison
> [1] https://www.dmtf.org/standards/opensource
> On 07/18/2018 02:15 PM, mail at clusums.eu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm working on sushy project[1] and I want to know if I can include some
>> third-party files in the project and distribute the project together
>> with these files.
>> The files in question are JSON files here [2], for example, [3]. They do
>> not have any license specified, but they have "Copyright 2014-2015, 2017
>> Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF). All rights reserved.".
>> This corresponds to full copyright notice at [4].
>> The questions:
>> 1) Can I include these files in sushy project as they are?
>> 2) If not, can I process these files automatically using a script and
>> derive some code from these files and include the derived code in sushy
>> project?
>> 3) If not, can I process these files manually and type some code and
>> include the derived code?
>> 4) Is there something else?
>> Regards,
>> Aija
>> [1] https://docs.openstack.org/sushy/latest/
>> [2] http://redfish.dmtf.org/schemas/registries/
>> [3] http://redfish.dmtf.org/schemas/registries/Base.1.2.0.json
>> [4] https://www.dmtf.org/about/policies/copyright
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