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Submissions to exi working group IP implications

From: Kevin Ryan <kjjbryan@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 09:59:28 +1100
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To: <public-exi@w3.org>
We are considering submitting a proposal for binary xml. It is a technology that is patent pending.

I have looked in detail at the IP sections of the w3c site, but I am still unclear on the status of the IP of our technology while being considered by a working group. I understand that if our technology is accepted in part or in whole in a working party recommendation then we must agree to the full terms of the IP Policy of the w3c. 

Specific Questions:

1. When we make a submission (including Specifications), do we need to relinquish any of our IP rights to the w3c, for the working party to consider the technology.

2. If the technology is rejected, for technical reasons, by the working group do our current IP rights remain.

3. During the period of evaluation of technical submissions, are there any IP constraints  imposed on us by the w3c in pursuing other commercial or open source avenues for our technology.


Kevin Ryan
Received on Thursday, 9 February 2006 04:12:26 GMT

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