BNF grammar in specification license

Peter van der Zee ecma at
Wed Jul 2 04:05:09 PDT 2014

Dear Kalinni Gorzkis,

I'm curious to what you're hoping to achieve here. This is not your
first email to this thread, and by searching on the web, I see you're
sending a lot of related messages to various other language groups and
what not. This makes me doubt you're actually interested in using the
content in any way, or at least in a way that this becomes relevant
for you. It might help us understand your goal. What are you trying to

Are you OCD-ing over licensing? That's fine, we all have our pet peeves.
Maybe you have different views on licenses? Great, though this is
probably not the best place for these discussions.

I'm curious, so please explain.

- peter

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:51 PM,  <musicdenotation at> wrote:
> Does the BNF grammar for ECMAScript in the specification licensed under BSD license? The license says that "software" (code) is BSD-licensed. BNF grammar is machine-readable and -executable, is it software?
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