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Re: Grant of License issue

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:24:54 +0100
Cc: www-dom-ts@w3.org, Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2BABB56E-419F-11D6-B8D4-000393556882@ontologicon.com>
Sure, if this doesn't mean tests can be taken back in case a mishap is 
spotted. I'm not an expert on licensing issues, so this may not happen. 
(that wouldn't be possible for DOM TS that was released, for example).

/Dimitris

On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 05:17 , Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:

>
> The current Grant Of License for Contributions under the W3C Software
> License states the following:
> [[
> The Contributor vouches that she/he has all rights necessary to
> contribute the Materials in a way that does not violate copyright,
> patent, and trademark rights; contractual obligations, or libel
> regulations.
> ]]
> http://www.w3.org/2002/01/DOMConformanceTS-Process-20020115#ownership
>
> Some companies are not willing to do a full patent search in their
> portfolio before submitting tests to the W3C. This is perfectly
> understandable when you see the costs of doing such a search. The
> current word should imho relaxed a little bit or we'll run the risk of
> excluding tests submission from some companies.
> Here is a proposal to change the current wording:
> [[
> The Contributor states to the best of his/her knowledge that use of
> his/her contribution would not infringe any of his/her patent rights or
> third party patent rights.
> ]]
>
> (The Contributor can be also a company, not only an individual. I think
> the current wording takes this fact into account.)
>
> Philippe
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 27 March 2002 11:25:00 GMT

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