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Subject: RE: Request to Run IPR Transition Ballot - XLIFF TC


I have received a request to reconsider the IPR mode that the XLIFF TC will
transition to.  The TC originally selected "RF on RAND" terms to transition
to. The request is to select "RF on Limited Terms", which is a more open IPR

As I understand it, both RF IPR modes require granting licenses to all, and
forbid fees or royalties.  But RF on Limited Terms specifies the exact
Royalty Free licensing terms and conditions that may be included in a patent
holder's license and that must be granted upon request without further
negotiations. RF on RAND mode allows the license terms and conditions to be
negotiable.  More information on the different IPR modes is available at
this link:  http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ipr/ipr_faq.php#1.2, and this
link: http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php#licensing_req .

As the request is to select a more open IPR mode, I am fully supportive of
it.  However, it is up to the TC to decide if we should reconsider the
recommended IPR transition mode. For organisational members, it is important
that you confer with your primary representative as they may have
organisational requirements or standards for IPR modes that you may not be
aware of. For individual members, it is important that you confer with your
organisation's senior management and/or legal department.

If there is no further discussion and no objections, in one week's time I
will submit a new ballot to select the IPR transition mode, with "RF on
Limited Terms" the recommended mode.

Apologies for the deluge of ballots of late, but the IPR mode is very
important and is worthy of the effort to get it right.

Please feel free to send your comments or concerns to the mailing list, to
our OASIS TC Admin (Mary McRae - copied on the email) or to me privately.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: 17 October 2006 14:43
To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: tony.jewtushenko@productinnovator.com; bryan.s.schnabel@exgate.tek.com;
ddomeny@ektron.com; rmraya@heartsome.net; florian@passolo.com;
azydron@xml-intl.com; eric.blassin@lionbridge.com;
martin.chapman@oracle.com; claus.von.riegen@sap.com; dpooley@sdl.com;
milank@moravia-it.com; 'Peter Reynolds'
Subject: Request to Run IPR Transition Ballot - XLIFF TC

To TC Members and Voting Representatives of the XLIFF TC:

This message is to serve as notification of receipt of the request to run an
Transition Approval Ballot. The ballot to transition to RF on RAND will be
launched on or after 16 November 2006 per the IPR Transition Policy[1]. Each
the voting representatives designated below[2] will receive a notice when
ballot has been launched. 



Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org 
phone: 603.232.9090

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ipr/ipr_transition_policy.php
TC Voting Member    Qualified Member    Primary Representative

Organizational Members:
Idiom Technologies, Inc.:
Steven Harris              yes            Peter Reynolds
Joachim Schurig            yes            Eric Blassin
Oracle Corporation:
Matthew Lovatt             yes            Martin Chapman 
Christian Lieske           yes            Claus von Riegen
SDL International:
Magnus Martikainen         yes            David Pooley

Individual/Associate Members:
Doug Domeny                yes            Doug Domeny 
Tony Jewtushenko           yes            Tony Jewtushenko  
Milan Karasek              yes            Milan Karasek
Rodolfo Raya               yes            Rodolfo Raya 
Florian Sachse             yes            Florian Sachse 
Bryan Schnabel             yes            Bryan Schnabel
Andrzej Zydron             yes            Andrzej Zydron 

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