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Summary of 14 January 2002 Patent Policy Working Group Teleconference

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:41:26 -0800
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Hello,

Fifteen people attended the 14 January 2002 Patent Policy Working Group
(PPWG) teleconference. They discussed three agenda items. First,
logistics for the next group face-to-face meeting were planned. Second,
the two task forces, open source and RAND, reported on their progress.
Eben Moglen was chosen leader of the free-open source task force. Both
task forces plan to meet in upcoming weeks and then report back to the
group. Finally, the majority of the meeting was a discussion of the
royalty-free (RF) internal Working Draft prepared by Danny Weitzner,
PPWG Chair, in answer to his action item from the W3C Advisory
Committee Meeting in November. There was time to cover only part of the
draft, which may or may not be the final outcome of the group.
Highlights of topics covered in the draft are: licensing requirements
for Working Groups, what constitutes an RF license, exclusion, appeals,
standard language, and a model Working Group charter. The group
discussed the definition of core Web technology, the idea of binding
agreements in perpetuity, language for a license grant, the definition
of control, and the thought of companies whose patent revenues are as
compelling as standards. The group agreed to hold their next
teleconference on 21 January (a US holiday).

Best wishes,
-- 
Susan Lesch - mailto:lesch@w3.org  tel:+1.858.483.4819
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - http://www.w3.org
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