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Call for Exclusions: N-Triples, N-Quads

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 21:24:00 -0500
Cc: "member-cfe@w3.org" <member-cfe@w3.org>
Message-Id: <46CAC4AC-D8D5-4EE1-95D9-84A61D22D1B5@w3.org>
To: "public-rdf-wg@w3.org" <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Dear Advisory Committee representative,

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

- N-Triples
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/n-triples/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on  2 February 2014 23:59 UTC

- N-Quads
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/n-quads/),
 exclusion opportunity ending on  2 February 2014 23:59 UTC

These specifications were produced by the RDF Working Group. For
background about publication of these documents on the Recommendation
Track, see:
 https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2013JulSep/0108.html

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  2 February
2014 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/46168/exclude

The Patent Policy anticipates that the documents will evolve during the 90
days following the first publication.  Per section 4.1 of the Patent Policy
[1], whatever draft is available on  4 December 2013 establishes the
reference material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity. Just
after  4 December 2013, we will send a reminder and identify the reference
draft. Due to the anticipated instability of the documents prior to  4
December 2013, 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  4 December 2013 and be excused from all licensing
commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before  4 December 2013, please use the
following form:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/46168/leave

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
available at:
http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/46168/status

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
for the RDF 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
[3] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq#exclusion-date
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Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>      http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                                          +1 718 260 9447
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