[Council] [editor] Retracting XEPs 323, 324, 325 & 326

Ralph Meijer ralphm at ik.nu
Wed Jun 14 17:11:04 UTC 2017

Hi Peter,

Sorry for not responding earlier on this message that found its way to 
Board a little while ago.

Of course any author has the possibility to retract an Experimental XEP, 
per XEP-0001, as you mentioned. However, by submitting a XEP to our 
standards process, the work is covered by the XSF IPR Policy [1], that 
states specifically:

3.1 Ownership

By submitting an XMPP Extension for consideration by the XSF, the author 
of the Extension shall assign any ownership rights or other Claims 
asserted over the Extension to the XSF. This does not apply to Claims 
regarding any Implementations or Deployments of the Extension, but 
rather to the Extension itself as represented in a protocol or data 
format. Any documentation of the Extension (in the form of a XEP 
specification) shall be copyrighted by the XSF. Once an author assigns 
ownership to the XSF, the XSF shall in turn make the Extension available 
to all entities so that they may create, use, sell, distribute, or 
dispose of Implementations or Deployments of XMPP and all XMPP 
Extensions in perpetuity and without payment or hindrance.

As such, the Board's position is that you cannot reassign any rights and 
claims you've already assigned to the XSF. Of course, the legal notices 
that explain how specifications (XEPs) can be used, just like for anyone 

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

[1] <https://xmpp.org/about/xsf/ipr-policy.html>

Kind regards,

Ralph Meijer
Chair of the Board of Directors
XMPP Standards Foundation

On 10-05-17 15:49, Peter Waher wrote:
> Hello
> Since XEP-0323, 0324, 0325 & 0326 are deferred, I wish to retract them, 
> as defined in XEP-0001:
> "Finally, a XEP author may voluntarily remove an Experimental XEP from 
> further consideration, resulting in a status of Retracted."
> https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0001.html
> I will publish a new link to the interfaces, after having edited them 
> and changed corresponding name spaces, to interested parties on the iot 
> mailing list. I will reassign the IP of the extensions to the IEEE, 
> where the original work was done. I would also like a confirmation that 
> the IP of the corresponding extensions are reassigned to me.
> Best regards,
> Peter Waher
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