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Re: Call for Exclusions: Web Annotation Data Model; Web Annotation Vocabulary

From: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:30:06 -0600
Message-ID: <CAJdbnOA_dgFfM=CBtdb15iZMFx87YmB+k8NhuGw2P+ScwyM_Ug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Public Annotation List <public-annotation@w3.org>, member-cfe@w3.org
I am confused.  Why is there a new call for exclusions on these documents?
No new features were added since the last time.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 3:06 AM, Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org> wrote:

>
> Dear Advisory Committee representative,
>
> This is a W3C Patent Policy Call for Exclusions for the following
> Recommendation Track documents:
>
> - Web Annotation Data Model
>   (https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-annotation-model-20161122/),
>   exclusion opportunity ending on 21 January 2017 23:59 UTC
>
> - Web Annotation Vocabulary
>   (https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-annotation-vocab-20161122/),
>   exclusion opportunity ending on 21 January 2017 23:59 UTC
>
> These specifications were produced by the Web Annotation Working Group.
>
> If you do not wish to exclude patent claims during this exclusion
> opportunity, no further action is required. Member participants who think
> their organization may have patent claims to exclude should contact their
> Advisory Committee Representative.
>
> This Recommendation Track document is being developed under the 2015 W3C
> Process Document (since 2014, it combines former Last Call and Candidate
> Recommendation requirements under the single label "Candidate
> Recommendation."  For more information, see:
> https://www.w3.org/wiki/ProcessTransition2015)
>
> Participants made a Royalty-Free licensing commitment upon joining this
> Working Group. With the publication of these documents, per section 4.1 of
> the Patent Policy [1], Participants have an opportunity until 21 January
> 2017 23:59 UTC to exclude patent claims reading on these Candidate
> Recommendations. In this exclusion opportunity, exclusions are limited to
> matter in the Candidate Recommendation that was not present or apparent in
> these drafts:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-annotation-model-20160705/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-annotation-vocab-20160705/
>
>
> Excluded claims are not subject to the licensing requirements of the W3C
> Patent Policy for this document. For more information about exclusions,
> please see
>  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion
>
> To make exclusions, please use the following form:
>  https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/73180/exclude
>
> Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
> available at:
>  http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/73180/status
>
> If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
> for the Web Annotation Working Group:
>  * Ivan Herman at ivan@w3.org
>
> For more information on the W3C Patent Policy and patent claim
> exclusions, see:
>  http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq
>
> Thank you,
>
> For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
> Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exc
> lusion-with
>
>


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Shane McCarron
Projects Manager, Spec-Ops
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:31:06 UTC

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