understanding is the same as Jamie's, i.e., that the TC charter could not
change OASIS IPR policy, but could impose additional restrictions. Therefore I
second Jamie's (informal) motion that the charter reflect a requirement for RF
terms on any submissions.
From: James Bryce Clark
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003
Subject: Re: [xri] Minutes of 9
January 2003 XRI TC
At 08:30 PM
1/12/2003 -0800, Lindelsee, Mike wrote:
Everyone, please review these minutes at
your earliest convenience for
accuracy and ACTION items. Please report errors by replying to this
Hi Mike, thanks for doing the minutes.
I was the one who raised the question of whether RF policy,
which appears in some prior XRI docs and seems to be the intent of most initiators,
also should be added to the charter.
The draft minutes note Karl Best's observation that many TCs
rely wholly on the OASIS IPR polices, which permit RAND, but omit the next
point discussed, i.e., that several that have successfully adopted
stricter rules. Incorporation of RAND-limited tech may be
appropriate in some standards -- that's a hot issue in our industry right now,
and one I do not propose to solve here. But I am fairly sure that, in our
case, the KM resource discovery scheme XRI contemplates must be wholly free of
IPR restrictions to be successfully deployed.
As we deferred charter approval, I will move to amend a RF
requirement into the charter when it comes back to the agenda.