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Call for Exclusions: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

From: Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:29:50 +0800
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: member-cfe@w3.org
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Dear Advisory Committee representative,

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

- Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0
   (https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/WD-act-rules-format-1.0-20170406/),
   exclusion opportunity ending on  3 September 2017 23:59 UTC


This specification was produced by the Accessibility Guidelines Working
Group.

If you do not wish to exclude patent claims during this exclusion
opportunity, no further action is required. Member participants who think
their organization may have patent claims to exclude should contact their
Advisory Committee Representative.

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  3 September
2017 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:
  https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35422/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  5 July 2017 establishes the reference
material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity. Just after  5
July 2017, we will send a reminder and identify the reference draft. Due to
the anticipated instability of the document prior to  5 July 2017,
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  5 July 2017 and be excused from all licensing
commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before  5 July 2017, please use the
following form:
  https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35422/leave

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
available at:
  http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/35422/status

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
for the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group:
  * Michael Cooper at cooper@w3.org
  * Shadi Abou-Zahra at shadi@w3.org
  * Shawn Henry at shawn@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;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & 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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