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

Dear OASIS staff (OASIS Membership Agreement),

1. The followings are my questions and comments regarding the revised OASIS
Membership Agreement.

(1) The section 2.2 (Intellectual Property Rights ("IPR") Policy and Other
Policies) in the revised OASIS Membership Agreement explains (a) the IPR
Policy of OASIS, (b) the Antitrust Policy of OASIS, (c) any other Policies.
- The contents of IPR Policy of OASIS in the specified URL is old one.
- I cannot see the (b) the Antitrust Policy of OASIS, and (c) any other
Policies. How to see these Antitrust Policy of OASIS any other Policies?

(2) The section 9.2 (Affiliate co-signatures) in the revised OASIS
Membership Agreement
- I think that the statement "If either term(a) or term (b) is checked" is
mistaken. I think that the correct statement should be "If either term(b) or
term (c) is checked".

- (Question) I am an individual member of OASIS. In the usual case, which
alternative terms ((a), (b) or (c)) in Affiliate co-signatures supposed to
be checked?

2. Another questions
(1) How to contract the revised OASIS agreement with OASIS?
- by e-mail
- by postal mail with a signature
- or other methods

(2) When should I contract the revised OASIS agreement with OASIS?

Best Regards,
Yukinori Saito
Yukinori Saito
Fuji Electric Information Service Co., Ltd. (FIS)
e-mail: saito-yukinori@fujielectric.co.jp
Tel: +81-3-5435-7333     Fax: +81-3-5435-7513

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <member_services@oasis-open.org>
To: <saito-yukinori@fujielectric.co.jp>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 11:57 PM
Subject: Revised OASIS Membership Agreement - Draft for your Review

Dear Yukinori Saito,

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

The draft documents can also be found at

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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