Re: who holds copyright on DAML+OIL?

From: Deborah McGuinness (
Date: 08/16/01

i do not have a problem granting copyright but do have a question - i
would like to be free to publish papers on daml+oil and grant copyright
of the papers that i might publish as a publisher requests.
I presume that would be true of everyone on the contributing list.
can we make whatever we need to sign explicitly allow us to publish
papers on the daml+oil work and be free to grant copyright of those
papers as publishers require?


Mike Dean wrote:

> > Who holds copyright on DAML+OIL?
> >
> My guess is that there's no single legal entity (given that
> the Joint Committee isn't a legal entity).
> DARPA contracts normally give "commercial rights" (i.e.  use
> other than by the U.S. Government) to the contractor.  Peter
> and the E.U. participants aren't covered by DARPA anyway.
> > I may need something in writing from each of those folks
> > releasing copyright or granting W3C rights to create
> > derivative works or something, in order to use DAML+OIL
> > as the basis of W3C work.
> I expect that's the likely path.  Is there anyone who would
> be unwilling or unable to provide such a statement?
> If it isn't resolved beforehand, I'll add this to the agenda
> for Tuesday.
>         Mike

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