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Re: Point of order (was : [css3-multicol] Typos)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:55:49 +0100
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, www-style@w3.org
Cc: "Giovanni Campagna" <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.unuzzbwv64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:50:35 +0100, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>  
wrote:
> Inspired by Giovanni's observation (below), I took a quick look
> at the cited draft, and found fairly early on in the text
> the following :
>
>> An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual  
>> believes contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in  
>> accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
>
> Whilst I am reasonably confident that this is so-called
> "boilerplate" text, it seems to me to be making an
> assertion to which the W3C has no right : that is, that
> /any/ individual (not just a member of the WG, or of W3C)
> who "has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual
> believes contains Essential Claim(s)" /must/ "disclose the
> information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent
> Policy".  Has this statement ever been vetted by the W3C's
> lawyers ?

http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Disclosure


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Anne van Kesteren
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