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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] Sub Committee's and licensing

Thanks Rob I appreciate it.  That was my question exactly.

On 11/16/05, robert_weir@us.ibm.com <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> OK.  I understand now.  Does a subcommittee inherit the IPR process from the
> parent TC, or does it need to choose a non-legacy IPR immediately.?
> Honestly, we haven't discussed this in a TC call, and I don't see this
> called out explicitly in the posted OASIS policies.  My gut feeling is the
> question is moot because subcommittees cannot approve or promulgate
> specifications on their own, so there is nothing in fixed form for member
> corporations to grant IP rights for.  My understanding is the IPR applies to
> issued specifications, not to drafts.   Perhaps someone who knows more can
> clarify this?.
> In any case, I'll make sure this is brought up on theTC call before we
> create any subcommittees.
> Thanks,
> -Rob

Adam Moore
Founding Member

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