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Call for Exclusions (Update): SPARQL 1.1 (Various)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:45:50 -0600
Message-Id: <57781930-F6C7-46CB-B860-7DE8FD664765@w3.org>
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
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Dear Advisory Committee representative,

This is an update regarding the W3C Patent Policy exclusion opportunity
for the following Recommendation Track documents:

- SPARQL 1.1 Entailment Regimes
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-entailment/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

- SPARQL 1.1 Uniform HTTP Protocol for Managing RDF Graphs
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-http-rdf-update/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

- SPARQL 1.1 Protocol for RDF
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-protocol/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

- SPARQL 1.1 Query
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-query/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

- SPARQL 1.1 Service Description
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-service-description/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

- SPARQL 1.1 Update
  (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-update/),
  exclusion opportunity ending on 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC

These specifications were produced by the SPARQL Working Group.

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

Participants have until 21 March 2010 23:59 UTC to exclude claims  
reading
on these Recommendation track documents; 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/35463/exclude

Per section 4.1 of the Patent Policy [1], the drafts identified by the
following URIs establish the reference material for the purposes of  
these
exclusion opportunities:

   SPARQL 1.1 Entailment Regimes
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-entailment-20091022/

   SPARQL 1.1 Uniform HTTP Protocol for Managing RDF Graphs
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-http-rdf-update-20091022/

   SPARQL 1.1 Protocol for RDF
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-protocol-20091022/

   SPARQL 1.1 Query
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-query-20091022/

   SPARQL 1.1 Service Description
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-service-description-20091022/

   SPARQL 1.1 Update
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-sparql11-update-20091022/


All Participants currently in the Working Group have made Royalty-Free
licensing commitments for these documents. Participants wishing to  
resign
from this group should review licensing obligations and exclusion
opportunities described in section 4.2 of the Patent Policy [2].

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
available at:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35463/status

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
for the SPARQL Working Group:
* Ivan Herman at ivan@w3.org
* Sandro Hawke at sandro@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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