[standards-jig] Question on JEP-0001

Ashvil ashvil at i3connect.net
Mon May 6 05:35:31 UTC 2002


Sounds good to me. Running it thru legal counsel is a good idea.

Regards,
Ashvil


----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org>
To: "Jabber standards" <standards-jig at jabber.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: [standards-jig] Question on JEP-0001


> I propose the following wording (a concatenation of text from me and
> Ashvil):
>
> ******
>
> This document has been placed in the public domain. The authors affirm
> that they or their representatives have made no intellectual property
> claims associated with the protocols defined in this document. They affirm
> additionally that if they or their representatives make any such
> intellectual property claim in the future, the protocols defined in this
> document will be licensed for use on a royalty-free basis.
>
> ******
>
> Since the JSF does not (yet) have independent legal counsel, I may run
> this by counsel at Jabber, Inc.
>
> Peter
>
> --
> Peter Saint-Andre
> email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
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>
> On Fri, 3 May 2002, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
>
> > On 5/3/02 2:11 PM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, royalty-free licensing seems most appropriate. However, it seems
that
> > > no IP claim is the norm here. Shall we have two sets of wording?
> > >
> > > 1. No IP claims -- this is the default.
> > > 2. If IP claim, royalty-free licensing.
> >
> > > Make sense?
> >
> > Yup.
> >
> > One thing that w3c has been wrestling with is people wanting to patent
> > standards proposals/technologies to preempt the possibility of someone
else
> > patenting it.  From what I understand it can help if disputes arise
later.
> > If you take this to Jabber Inc lawyers you might ask if that's something
we
> > (JSF) might want to consider.
> >
> > -iain
> >
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