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Subject: RE: [chairs] Comments and IP

Surely this is there already in the use of the "Join" email message - and the fact that by clicking on the "Confirm Subscribe" link they would be agreeing to the terms and conditions and instructions that preceeded the link in the email?
Would be a simple incremental enhancement of the latest email sign-up process OASIS has just implemented...?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: [chairs] Comments and IP
From: "Hal Lockhart" <hlockhar@bea.com>
Date: Fri, April 14, 2006 10:12 am
To: <patrick@durusau.net>, <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>

Hi Patrick, how have you been?

I believe the issue is that OASIS needs a positive confirmation that the
party providing feedback actively agrees to the terms of the Feedback
License (Appendix A of the IPR Policy). Since this commits the party to
things like patent licensing terms, mere notice is not sufficient. They
have to sign and return the form.

This is not my area of expertise, but perhaps a click-thru license on
the web page might be sufficient. However I don't think an automated
message on a mailing list would ever be sufficient to create a binding
legal commitment.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:patrick@durusau.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:33 PM
> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [chairs] Comments and IP
> Greetings!
> At a meeting of the ODF Metadata SC the issue came up about getting
> non-OASIS members to post use cases and other feedback to the TC.
> The only mechanism now is the comment form.
> One of the participants mentioned that the W3C handles that by sending
> the IP notice as part of the subscription confirmation.
> That seems like an easier way to handle the IP notice and gets members
> of the public into the discussion loop.
> The SC is looking for the easiest way possible, consistent with the
> required IP notice to get feedback. The reasoning being that is it
> easier to market a standard or technology that is what people are
> interested in using than something that we are interested in
> I haven't done email adminstration in years but that seems like it
> be fairly easy to implement and would cover all the necessary IP
> Hope everyone is having a great day!
> Patrick
> PS: The next ODF Metadata meeting is Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11
> Please join us!
> --
> Patrick Durusau
> Patrick@Durusau.net
> Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
> Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
> Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005
> Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!

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