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concrete policy modifications

From: rm <async@cc.gatech.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 03:13:57 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011001031357.C22401@tokyo.cc.gatech.edu>
hi, 
	as to concrete objections to the w3c policy we can start in
section 3.3

Commitment to RAND licensing terms: All W3C Members make a
legally-binding commitment to license patent claims essential for
implementing a W3C Recommendation on RAND terms. Any W3C Member not
willing to license particular technology on RAND terms must opt-out
specific patent claims they hold, normally within 60 days after the
publication of the Last Call Working Draft. Members who make formal
contributions to a Working Group specification agree, further, to
offer licenses to essential patent rights according to the licensing
mode established in the Working Group charter, unless specifically
opting out at the time the contribution is made. Section 8 describes
Member commitments.

should be modified to read 

Commitment to RF licensing terms: All W3C Members make a
legally-binding commitment to license patent claims essential for
implementing a W3C Recommendation on RF terms. Any W3C Member not
willing to license particular technology on RF terms must opt-out
specific patent claims they hold, normally within 60 days after the
publication of the Last Call Working Draft. Members who make formal
contributions to a Working Group specification agree, further, to
offer licenses to essential patent rights according to the licensing
mode established in the Working Group charter, unless specifically
opting out at the time the contribution is made. Section 8 describes
Member commitments.

along with changes in sections 4 to 8 articulating the policy
summarized here.

section 4.e, "RAND License" should be struck.
section 5 should be modified to read in part:

"All Working Groups will be constituted by charter with a royalty-free
(RF) licensing mode."

This will help guarantee that w3c standards will be available to
all people who wish to implement them.

		regards, 
		rob

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Robert Melby
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
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