Well-behaved licensing: Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

While I really wish they’d use ISO8601 format instead, the licensing section for the “Simple Sharing Extensions” is a nice read 🙂  I point this out mainly because the topic of MS using CC licenses came up in a conversation this week, so it’s on my mind.

6 Licensing Information

Microsoft’s copyrights in this specification are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 2.5). To view a copy of this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/. As to software implementations, Microsoft is not aware of any patent claims it owns or controls that would be necessarily infringed by a software implementation that conforms to the specification’s extensions. If Microsoft later becomes aware of any such necessary patent claims, Microsoft also agrees to offer a royalty-free patent license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions to any such patent claims for the purpose of publishing and consuming the extensions set out in the specification.

Source: XML Developer Center: Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

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