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Call for Exclusions: SPARQL 1.1 Overview

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:57:51 -0600
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Dear Advisory Committee representative,

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

- SPARQL 1.1 Overview
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-overview/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on 15 April 2012 23:59 UTC

This specification was 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 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 15 April 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/35463/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 15 February 2012 establishes the
reference material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity. Just after 15 February 2012, we will send a reminder and identify the reference draft. Due to the anticipated instability of the document prior to 15
February 2012, 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 15 February 2012 and be excused from all licensing commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before 15 February 2012, please use the following form:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35463/join

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