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RE: Seeking Clarification of Patent Licensing Commitments for BONDI APIs [was: Re: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs]

From: David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:03:35 +0100
Message-ID: <4C83800CE03F754ABA6BA928A6D94A0601BCF3AF@exch-be14.exchange.local>
To: "Arthur Barstow" <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, "ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston)" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "public-device-apis" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "Rigo Wenning" <rigo@w3.org>, <stefan@engel-flechsig.de>
Art,

I've cc'd both Rigo and Stefan here for clarification if necessary. 

The Turin Rules[1] require that all BONDI members and contributors make
and abide by the W3C Royalty Free commitments either as members or
non-members. The contribution that we have submitted as OMTP Limited is
on behalf of the entire membership and their intent that the work be
submitted under those terms. You are correct in stating that OMTP
Limited itself does not own relevant intellectual property. This is
again the reason that the rules were created in[1].

[1]
http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/images/8/8b/BONDI-W3C-IPR-Turin-Rule
s-v04.pdf

Thanks,


David.

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Barstow [mailto:Art.Barstow@nokia.com] 
Sent: 30 July 2009 17:00
To: David Rogers; ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux
Cc: Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston); public-device-apis
Subject: Re: Seeking Clarification of Patent Licensing Commitments for
BONDI APIs [was: Re: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs]

On Jul 30, 2009, at 8:52 AM, ext David Rogers wrote:

> This work is submitted under the terms of the W3C patent policy.

As far as I know, OMTP itself owns no relevant intellectual property  
for inputs in scope for the DAP WG. As such, my understanding is the  
above is not sufficient and that what the Consortium must require is  
a commitment from every OMTP member that contributed to any input  
submitted to the DAP WG.

Dom - is my understanding above correct?

-Regards, Art Barstow
Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:04:25 UTC

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