[JDEV] New Patent Policy at W3C

Ashvil ashvil at i3connect.net
Tue Oct 2 07:13:54 CDT 2001

> > Does Jabber.org have a patent policy on contributions ?
> Jabber.org now manages just the XML protocol for jabber. The other kinds
> of "contributions" (let's say, a new IRC Transport or whatever) are code
> created to use Jabber's open XML protocol but they are not part of the
> core of Jabber itself. So you could patent or (in this case more likely
> copyright) your code and license it however you please. That in no way
> affects the core Jabber protocol.

Does it make sense to label the contributions and specifications on
jabber.org or jabbercentral.org with a statement on their patent policy.

We are doing this at Jabbercentral by marking clients as Open Source or


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