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Re: Invited Expert Agreement

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:52:10 +0200
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, team-legal@w3.org, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1932737.xtuCAbvcAz@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Hi Anne, 

thanks for your feedback. I will forward your question to team-legal 
for further discussion. But after over 2 years of discussion I think 
we have rather clear position now and I do not expect that to change 
soon. The "why" is explained in the document. 

Best, 

Rigo

On Tuesday 28 August 2012 11:11:15 Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Hi Rigo,
> 
> I wanted to sign up to become an Invited Expert, but the Invited
> Expert Agreement has this clause in the Copyright section:
> 
> """The Invited Expert agrees to refrain from creating derivative
> works that include the Invited Expert's contributions when those
> derivative works are likely to cause confusion about the status
> of the W3C work or create risks of non-interoperability with a
> W3C Recommendation. «Branching» is one example of a
> non-permissible derivative work."""
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2007/06-invited-expert.html#L1
> 18
> 
> Any chance this will change in the near future?
> 
> To be perfectly clear: I am not willing to invest my own time in
> writing specifications that cannot be forked.
> 
> Kind regards,
Received on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 09:52:43 GMT

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