Call for Exclusions: XForms for HTML

Dear Advisory Committee representative,

This is a W3C Patent Policy Call for Exclusions for the following
Recommendation Track document:

- XForms for HTML
  exclusion opportunity ending on 18 May 2009 23:59 UTC

This specification was produced by the Forms Working Group.

If you do not wish to exclude patent claims during this exclusion
opportunity, no further action is required.

Participants made a Royalty-Free licensing commitment upon joining this
Working Group. With the publication of this document, per section 4.1 of
the Patent Policy [1] Participants have an opportunity until 18 May 2009
23:59 UTC to exclude patent claims reading on this Recommendation track
document. Excluded claims are not subject to the licensing requirements
of the W3C Patent Policy for this document. For more information about
exclusions, please see

To make exclusions, please use the following form:

The Patent Policy anticipates that the document will evolve during the
90 days following the first publication.  Per section 4.1 of the Patent
Policy [1], whatever draft is available on 19 March 2009 establishes the
reference material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity.
Just after 19 March 2009, we will send a reminder and identify the
reference draft. Due to the anticipated instability of the document
prior to 19 March 2009, Participants may wish to exclude any claims only
after publication of the reference draft (and no later than the end of
the exclusion opportunity).

Per section 4.2 of the Patent Policy [2], a Participant may resign from
the Working Group before 19 March 2009 and be excused from all licensing
commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before 19 March 2009, please use the
following form:

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
available at:

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
for the Forms Working Group:
 * Steven Pemberton at

For more information on the W3C Patent Policy and patent claim
exclusions, see:

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

Ian Jacobs (
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

Received on Friday, 19 December 2008 18:04:39 UTC