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Subject: [xacml] RE: XACML TC response to vote results...

Title: RE: XACML TC response to vote results...

Hi Karl,

That's great!  We all look forward to the official announcement!


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Best [mailto:karl.best@oasis-open.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 12:24 PM
To: Carlisle Adams
Cc: 'hlockhar@bea.com'; 'xacml@lists.oasis-open.org'
Subject: Re: XACML TC response to vote results...

Carlisle, Hal:

Thanks for following up on this. I'll announce this decision and that
XACML is the newest OASIS Standard.

Congratulations to you and the rest of the TC on the work you've done on
this Standard.


Carlisle Adams wrote:
> Hi Karl,
> The XACML TC met today to discuss our response to the negative vote that
> was cast during the voting period to approve the XACML 1.0 specification
> as an OASIS Standard.
> The reason given for the negative vote was as follows:  "We think, OASIS
> standards must be royalty free."  Our official response is the following:
>       "An implementation of any standard, in some particular way, may
>       infringe on some intellectual property, whether that IP has been
>       disclosed to OASIS or not. Each implementation must take
>       appropriate steps to determine whether or not it infringes on
>       valid IP claims.
>       The XACML TC has taken reasonable steps to ensure and to document
>       that all features of this language are derived from previous work
>       in the field that is not under patent restrictions. We
>       intentionally made one feature of the language - Obligations - not
>       mandatory to implement in order to make it easier for
>       implementations to avoid a particular feature that might, in some
>       cases, infringe on a known IP claim.
>       It is the belief of the TC that useful and fully-compliant
>       implementations of XACML 1.0 can be created that are royalty free.
>       The TC therefore requests that OASIS adopt the XACML 1.0
>       specification as submitted."
> Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything further that
> we, as co-chairs (or we, as a TC), need to do with respect to this
> specification in order for it to be approved as an OASIS Standard.
> Carlisle Adams, Hal Lockhart
> Co-chairs, XACML TC

Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
+1 978.667.5115 x206
karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

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