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To encourage broad use in the
spirit of the original ODMA effort, NuovoDoc contributions to
ODMA are under open-source license.
It is NuovoDoc policy that
contributions be freely usable for any purpose with little risk
of inadvertent copyright infringement.
Compliance with NuovoDoc-provided
licenses simply requires acknowledgment of the original work
using a statement of attribution.
1.1 Contributions of on-line and downloadable
documents are published under a Creative Commons Attribution
The Creative Commons license terms, familiar symbols, and
widespread use makes this license
easy to recognize. The license notice is attractive and
easy to affix to covered works.
1.3 Examples are
found on the TROST:
Open Systems Trustworthiness site and on the
Commons site itself.
2.1 The BSD template license is
used for all open-source software contributed by NuovoDoc.
2.2 The Berkeley Software
Distribution (BSD) template, approved by the
Open Source Institute,
can be used for any original works of software
73-85). This simple license is compatible with other
licenses (including the GNU General Public License version 2) that do
not require explicit transfer of contributions.
2.3 The full license statement is
the form in which notice and attribution must be given. It
is somewhat awkward to affix the notice to covered works and
their derivative works.
2.4 An example of BSD
template usage is
ODMA License 1.0.
One of the largest open-source compilations
on the license is the
Bricklin, Daniel S. Dan Bricklin's® Video —
A Developer's Introduction to Copyright and Open Source: Why a
Lawyer is a Developer's Friend. DVD Video Disc.
Software Garden, Inc. (Newton Highlands, MA: 2005).
Rosen, Lawrence. Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual
Property Law. Prentice-Hall PTR (Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2005).
ISBN 0-13-148787-6 pbk.
3.1 Academic Free License 2.1
(AFL) is offered as an alternative (dual) license on the
open-source software contributed by NuovoDoc whenever the
prerequisites for the AFL are satisfied. Licensees can
then choose the license that best meets their intended use on a case-by-case basis.
3.2 The AFL is more rigorous and
comprehensive than the BSD template: it
is applicable to all works of authorship
and is sub-licensable; it grants a royalty-free license to any
patents of the licensor that are embodied in the work; it
provides a warranty of provenance — assertion that the licensor
has the right to license the complete work (Rosen,
The AFL involves
technicalities that a licensor might be unable to assert.
There is also
whether the AFL is compatible with as many different licenses as the BSD license.
3.3 The AFL license notice is
brief and as easy to affix to covered works as the Creative
Commons Attribution notice.
3.4 This form of dual licensing is
used for the
NuovoDoc-contributed software contains or is derived from the
licensed works of others, there will be accompanying attribution
of those works and
compliance with their licenses. The conditions on those
licenses must be taken into account when using the
NuovoDoc-contributed source code, especially when making a
Examples of attributions for the licenses of others are found in
the "About ..." menus of web browsers and many other software
products. The Microsoft Windows edition of OpenOffice.org
2.0 includes a 34-item THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME that includes
attributions to 26 BSD-compatible contributions and a license for Microsoft .NET Framework redistributables.
5.1 The Open Document Management API
(ODMA) specifications and software were developed in a community
effort of document-management and office-productivity software
vendors. Under the auspices of AIIM International's
Standards Program, the ODMA Coalition made ODMA free for all
to adopt and use in proprietary and non-proprietary managed-document
5.2 When the ODMA Coalition disbanded in
2000, the preservation and maintenance of all materials was
entrusted to the DMware Interoperability Exchange for continuing
availability under an open-source license. It is a
commitment of that trust to preserve availability for
closed-source and commercial adaptation by the original
contributors and others. This agreement is enacted in ODMA
License 1.0, a BSD template license.
contributions are in the same community spirit. Derivative works of
any kind are permitted. Derivative works need not be
distributed under the same license, nor as open-source works.
An user of the work is not at risk of copyright infringement so
long as conditions of
the license are satisfied.