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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 21:14:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4C83800CE03F754ABA6BA928A6D94A0601BCF3BA@exch-be14.exchange.local>
To: "Arthur Barstow" <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, "Rigo Wenning" <rigo@w3.org>
Cc: "Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston)" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>, "public-device-apis" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, <stefan@engel-flechsig.de>
Hi Art,

A lexical mistake on my part - I of course mean the "BONDI membership"
of OMTP. 

BONDI has previously been submitted to both the WebApps group and this
group. When the contribution was made here, I don't believe either
Nokia, OMTP or any other company were members of the working group - it
didn't exist. I clearly understand the point you are driving at -
however the DAP group is still being formed and I think perhaps your
concerns are overstated. We have an existing legal framework which is
working - the Turin rules. Please can you clearly outline your concerns?

Thanks,


David.

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Barstow [mailto:Art.Barstow@nokia.com] 
Sent: 30 July 2009 19:50
To: David Rogers; Rigo Wenning
Cc: Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston); ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux;
public-device-apis; stefan@engel-flechsig.de
Subject: Re: Seeking Clarification of Patent Licensing Commitments for
BONDI APIs [was: Re: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs]

David, All,

On Jul 30, 2009, at 2:03 PM, ext David Rogers wrote:

> 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.

Your use of "entire membership" here implies every OMTP member is a  
member of BONDI and consequently, every OMTP member has agreed to the  
Turin Rules for these DAP WG inputs. Is this true?

Also, there appear to be members of OTMP/BONDI that are not members  
of the DAP WG [1] (e.g. Ericsson, Ikivo). Would you please confirm  
the difference list i.e. which OMTP/BONDI members contributed to the  
inputs submitted to the DAP WG but are not a member of DAP?

-Regards, Art Barstow

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/43696/status
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