Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] (1)(e) Specification of the IPR Modeunder which the TC will operate.
Having just read section 10 of the IPR Policy, I have to agree that the RF on Limited Terms Makes the best sense to me. I believe this would give the greatest access to anyone who is interested, and is in the best interest of the TC. Disclaimer: I am a programmer, not a lawyer. And not an expert at this sort of thing. There may be hidden holes that I do not see, but a lawyer might. So, just a layman's opinion... :) Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > In addition to the good discussion we're having on the general domain of > interoperability and documents, I propose that we take a question or two > a day from the list of required and optional OASIS TC Charter definition > points, and try to discuss and reach a consensus on those. > > For today, let's take point (1)(e), the IPR Mode of the TC. The OASIS > IPR Policy is defined here: > http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php > > There are three possible IP modes a new TC may operate under, and we are > required to choose one of these three for the charter of the proposed > ODF IIC TC: > > 1) RAND > 2) RF on RAND terms > 3) RF on Limited terms > > The most common (and most friendly to implementors, IMHO) mode at OASIS > is "RF on Limited terms", and that is the mode under which the OASIS ODF > TC operates. I'd urge the proposed ODF IIC TC to adopt this same IPR mode. > > You can read the legalese associated with this IPR Mode, and the > obligations it puts on TC members and the benefits it gives to > implementors in sections 10.2.1 and 10.2.3 of the policy document linked > to above. > > Regards, > > -Rob > ___________________________ > > Rob Weir > Software Architect > Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software > IBM Software Group > > email: email@example.com > phone: 1-978-399-7122 > blog: http://www.robweir.com/blog/