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Response on issues L14 & L15

From: Daniel Weitzner <djweitzner@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 18:14:54 -0500
Cc: "Www-Patentpolicy-Comment@W3. Org" <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
To: dorchard@bea.com
Message-Id: <99667BBC-55A9-11D7-9DB1-000393CFED62@w3.org>

Dear David,

Thanks very much for your comments on the W3C Patent Policy 14 Nov 2002 
Last Call working draft.  We have noted one of your comments as Issue 
L14[1] and L15 on the Last Call issues list and have this response:

You suggested that the deadline for excluding patents from the RF 
licensing commitment should be early in the life of a working group. We 
agree with your assessment that the requirements document may come too 
late in the process and also may not be well defined enough to serve as 
a basis for excluding patents. We have identified a point 90 days after 
publication of the First Public Working Draft (ideally, the second 
public WD) as the exclusion point. This provides a document to trigger 
exclusion and also has the benefit of being well-grounded in existing 
W3C Process.

You also suggested that we remove the term 'royalty-free' from the 
policy. The name was chosen because it reflects the basic goal of the 
policy. We do not intend to change the name at this point, but will 
consider the question again during the AC Review period.

If you do not agree with this approach, please contact us again no 
later than 18 March 2003.

Thanks again for your comments,

Daniel Weitzner
Chair, W3C Patent Policy WG

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/ppwg/rf-patent-policy-lc-issues.html#L12
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