Please include data URI of the approved license

Joseph Reagle reagle at
Tue Nov 27 21:55:08 UTC 2001

I've attached a version of our license in your format that includes the 
dated (versioned) URI of the license and validates (and removes all the 
crufty font stuff) -- the present version is invalid HTML [1].

Thank you.


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Subject: Re: Approved
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 08:35:37 -0500 (EST)
From: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle at>
To: Russell Nelson <nelson at>
Cc: <board at>, <reagle at>

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Russell Nelson wrote:
> Hi.  The W3C license has been approved by OSI, and is listed at
> .  That means that any software
> licensed under the W3C license may use our certification mark, "OSI
> Certified" on your Open Source Software.

Thank you. On your copy, would you please provide a hypertextual
reference to:

We don't use version numbers but dated URLs to specify the version of the

For example,
wasn't GPL compatible.

If we were to create a new version (I don't forsee this) I would resubmit
the new license. (Obviously, we wouldn't intend to make it incompatible
with GPL or OSD but I wouldn't presume approval.)



Joseph Reagle Jr.       
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle at
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair
W3C XML Encryption Chair
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