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Call for Exclusions: HTML5: Edition for Web Authors

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 08:50:21 -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 document:

- HTML5: Edition for Web Authors
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/html5-author/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 9 February 2012 23:59 UTC

Note: We have sent this announcement late due to a software upgrade bug (which we have fixed).

This specification was 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 this document, per section 4.1 of the Patent Policy [1] Participants have an opportunity until 9 February 2012 23:59 UTC to exclude patent claims reading on this Recommendation track document. 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

The Patent Policy anticipates that the document will evolve during the 90 days following the first publication.  Per section 4.1 of the Patent Policy [1], whatever draft is available on  11 December 2011 establishes the reference material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity. Just after 11 December 2011, we will send a reminder and identify the reference
draft. Due to the anticipated instability of the document prior to 11 December 2011, Participants may wish to exclude any claims only after publication of the reference draft (and no later than the end of the exclusion opportunity).

Per section 4.2 of the Patent Policy [2], a Participant may resign from the Working Group before 11 December 2011 and be excused from all licensing commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before 11 December 2011, please use the following form:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/40318/join

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
[3] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq#exclusion-date
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