[Members] XEP-0001: Remove impossible guarantee from XSF Objectives

Marvin W xmpp at larma.de
Tue Jan 14 18:49:18 UTC 2020


On 1/14/20 5:07 PM, Ralph Meijer wrote:
> It basically says that we assess protocols for encumbrance, and not
> approve extensions failing that test.

Relevant in this context (from XEP-0001 § 5):

> The granting of Experimental status must not be construed as
> indicating any level of approval by the XSF, the XMPP Council, or the
> XMPP developer community.

Or in other words: Even if there are claims that would prevent
perpetual, unrestricted, royalty-free use of the extension (as per IPR
policy § 3.2), this is not a reason to not have the extension in
Experimental or Deferred status. Approval is what happens when a XEP is
advanced to Draft. Thus IP claims would be a reason to reject an
extension, should the author propose it for advancement at that state.


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