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Issue about CfE for multiple CR publications.

From: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:21:11 +0100
To: "Glenn A. Adams" <gadams@xfsi.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, xueyuan@w3.org
Cc: W3C Public TTWG <public-tt@w3.org>, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56AF1577.40002@w3.org>
Glenn,
This is my follow up to your issue about the Comm Team sending CfE for 
each version of CR.

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1 - Per the W3C Patent Policy,
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exclusion-with
The Comm Team sends a Call for Exclusion to Advisory Committee 
Representatives of participating Members and cc'ing both the Working 
Group mailing list and member-cfe@w3.org,

Furthermore, in this document, Section "4.1. Exclusion With Continued 
Participation"
says

[.. the participant may exclude these new Essential Claims, and only 
these claims, by using this exclusion procedure within 60 days after the 
publication of the Last Call Working Draft [PROCESS, section 7.4.2]. 
After that point, no claims may be excluded. (Note that if material new 
subject matter is added after Last Call, then a new Last Call draft will 
have to be produced, thereby allowing another exclusion period for 60 
days after that most recent Last Call draft..]

--> That does not seems accurate regardarding the 2014/2015 process 
which does have Last Call anymore ....

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2 - The W3C Patent Policy and patent claim exclusions FAQ
http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq
says:

[.. During the life of a Working Group (until it closes) under the W3C 
Patent Policy, certain events on the Recommendation Track create 
exclusion opportunities for Working Group participants; those events are 
publication of First Public Working Drafts and Last Call Working Drafts..]

--> That does not seems accurate regardarding the 2014/2015 process 
which does have Last Call anymore ....

furthermore it also says:

[.. The Working Group changes the document substantially after Candidate 
Recommendation and returns to a second Last Call. The third exclusion 
opportunity begins with the Last Call announcement; it lasts 60 days. 
Exclusions are with respect to new features in the specification since 
the previous exclusion opportunity, i.e., the previous Last Call...]

-->  It says that a second Last call triggers another CfE. Therefore we 
could interpret that this applies to CR mulktiple publications.

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3 - Looking at the 2015 process document for CR
https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#candidate-rec

[.. A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working 
Draft" as used in the W3C Patent Policy. Publishing a Candidate 
Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per section 4 of the W3C 
Patent Policy ..]

furthermore, in the section "6.4.1 Revising a Candidate Recommendation"
https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#revised-cr
it says:

[... the Working Group must obtain the Director's approval to publish a 
revision of a Candidate Recommendation. This is because substantive 
changes will generally require a new Exclusion Opportunity per section 4 
of the W3C Patent Policy ...]


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4- Now let's see how this was implemented for TTML-IMSC1

For first CR publication
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/CR-ttml-imsc1-20141209/

--> I couldn't find any Call for Exclusion send !
see
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-cfe/2014Dec/subject.html

Or I am missing something here.

For CR2
http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/CR-ttml-imsc1-20150519/
CFE
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-cfe/2015May/0004.html

For CR3
http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-ttml-imsc1-20160128/
CFE
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-cfe/2016Jan/0009.html

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So you are right, things are a bit chaotic.

Thierry
Received on Monday, 1 February 2016 08:21:22 UTC

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