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Summary of 10 June 2002 Patent Policy Working Group Teleconference

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:06:26 -0700
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org


   Twenty one people attended the 10 June 2002 Patent Policy Working
   Group (PPWG) teleconference.

   Discussion of the RAND exception proposal centered on the role of
   the Technical Architecture Group (TAG). Some people thought that
   PAGs would ask the TAG's opinion whenever that would help. Someone
   said that the Working Group not the TAG is expert on the particular
   technology. Someone else said TAG members are not elected because
   of their expertise in solving patent issues. One person added that
   asking the TAG and or AC for an opinion could add months to the
   process. It was pointed out the role of the TAG would be in each
   PAG's charter.

   The suggestion to rename W3C licensing requirements was revisited.
   People thought that RAND and RF are generic and wondered if new
   names should be descriptive or non-descriptive. The group agreed
   that people need to read the patent policy specification anyway, no
   matter what names are used. One person pointed out that the ITU
   uses 2.1, 2.3, etc. One person thought royalty free is already
   well-recognized. One person said that was true of attorneys and not
   the general public. The Chair asked the group to share name ideas.

   One person volunteered, and others may help draft language for W3C
   calls for participation, calls for review and the Status of This
   Document section.

Best wishes,
Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
mailto:lesch@w3.org               tel:+1.858.483.4819
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)    http://www.w3.org/
Received on Monday, 17 June 2002 14:06:28 UTC

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