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Call for Exclusions: HTML5, HTML+RDFa, HTML Microdata, HTML Canvas 2D Context

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 16:26:01 -0500
Cc: member-cfe@w3.org
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To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Dear Advisory Committee representative,

This is a W3C Patent Policy Call for Exclusions for the following Recommendation Track documents:

- HTML5
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 24 July 2011 23:59 UTC

- HTML+RDFa
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-in-html/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 24 July 2011 23:59 UTC

- HTML Microdata
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/microdata/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 24 July 2011 23:59 UTC

- HTML Canvas 2D Context
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 24 July 2011 23:59 UTC

These specifications were produced by the HTML Working Group.

If you do not wish to exclude patent claims during this exclusion opportunity, no further action is required.

Participants made a Royalty-Free licensing commitment upon joining this Working Group. With the publication of these documents, per section 4.1 of the Patent Policy [1], Participants have an opportunity until 24 July 2011 23:59 UTC to exclude patent claims reading on these Last Call drafts.  At Last Call, exclusions are limited to matter in the Last Call draft that was not present or apparent in these drafts:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-20080122/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-rdfa-in-html-20091015/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-microdata-20100304/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-20080610/

Note: HTML Canvas 2D Context was first published as part of HTML5; that is why the reference draft is an HTML5 draft from June 2008.

Excluded claims are not subject to the licensing requirements of the W3C Patent Policy for this document. For more information about exclusions, please see
 http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion

To make exclusions, please use the following form:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/40318/exclude

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is available at:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/40318/status

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact, for the HTML Working Group:
* Michael[tm] Smith at mike@w3.org

For more information on the W3C Patent Policy and patent claim exclusions, see:
 http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exclusion-with
[2] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exclusion-resign
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Received on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 21:27:31 UTC

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