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

Allison Randal allison at lohutok.net
Mon Jul 30 15:25:23 UTC 2018

On 07/30/2018 04:10 PM, mail at clusums.eu wrote:
> Hi,
> thank you for all the help.
> DMTF came back and they are having concerns about adding software
> license to these type of files. They don't consider these files to be
> software, but to be documents (similar as specification of Redfish
> standard).
> They are going to update the copyright statement[1] to show this
> clarification.
> Would that help?

Well, documents are copyrighted just like code, so DMTF would need to
say what license they're releasing the documents under. Creative Commons
licenses are popular for documents and data. Some Creative Commons
licenses are compatible with Apache 2.0 (make sure it isn't one of the
"Non-Commercial" variants).

You're still better off having users download the DMTF files separately.
And, no matter how the users get the files, DMTF needs to release the
files under some form of open content or open data license, so the users
have permission to use the files.


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