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Subject: Re: [ubl] Minutes of Atlantic UBL TC call 24 October 2007

> Why is there talk about submissions?

Because that's what they're called.  A submission is something
submitted; in this context, to submit is "a: to send or commit for
consideration, study, or decision: REFER" (example: "submit a
question to the court"), or "b: to present or make available for
use or study" (example: "submit a report") -- Webster's Third New
International Dictionary, Unabridged.

I am aware that some in OASIS consider "submission" a synonym for
"contribution."  That's now how it's being used in the groups that
the UBL TC deals with, and the association with a transfer of
intellectual property is not supported by any of the dictionaries
of English that I own, which, as you know, is quite a few.

As far as I can tell, OASIS is alone in attaching the concept of
intellectual property ownership to the word "submission."  As we
have no other mutually understood English word to describe what
we're doing in "presenting or making available" the results of our
work "for use or study" by TBG17, my advice to OASIS is to get
over it.


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