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Subject: FW: Revised OASIS Membership Agreement - Draft for your Review


I have no problem with this.
Just one thing - I hope that the statement "The revised agreement allows automatic renewal" does not also mean "automatic payment".

* Lars.Abrell@TeliaSonera.com * +46 (0) 705 619080 
* Kilsgatan 4, Box 299, SE-401 24 Gothenburg, Sweden 

-----Original Message-----
From: member_services@oasis-open.org
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:00 PM
To: Abrell, Lars E. /TSS - Networks and Production /+46-31-7709080,
Subject: Revised OASIS Membership Agreement - Draft for your Review

Dear Lars Abrell,

In order to more reliably apply our member policies, OASIS is implementing a revised membership agreement, including some updated wording around Individual Membership in OASIS. Your feedback is important on this, so please review and respond to the mail list below. 

This new agreement seeks to:
-  Meet contractual and cultural expectations in all jurisdictions by requiring an explicit agreement signed by the member.  This is a change from the previous click-through on-line agreement, and will accept either a physical or electronic signature.

-  More clearly identify who has IPR licensing obligations, and provide suitable documentation to ensure those obligations are met. The agreement will help assure users of OASIS standards that they can rely on the licensing obligations created by the IPR policy.

-  Reduce the procedural load on members in the annual renewal process.  The revised agreement allows automatic renewal, where the previous agreement required members to re-confirm their membership agreement each year.

-  Clarify eligibility rules for Individual Members. Under the modified agreement, OASIS membership categories will specify that only persons who are acting on their own behalf, and are not contributing someone else's intellectual property (such as under a work-for-hire or employment arrangement), may join in the "Individual" member class. The objective is to better assure that the parties who actually own or control the contributions made to a TC are the ones who become members, and therefore are bound by the IPR Policy.

Please review the draft Member Agreement, and its related documents at http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/members-only/download.php/9659/OASIS%20Membership%20Agreement-%20Member%20Review%202004.10.07.pdf    

The draft documents can also be found at http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/members-only/index.php    

Send your comments and questions about the membership agreement and related documents to 

It is important that we understand your views as we seek to achieve the above goals while minimizing any negative impact on our members.  Please send your comments as soon as possible, but no later than 15 November 2004.

Thank you.

Scott McGrath
Director Member Services

+ 1 978 667-5115 ext 202
+ 1 978-667-5114 fax

PO Box 455
630 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA  01821 USA

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