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[Bug 13429] Section 7.5 contenteditable and designMode must make navigation consistent platform conventions

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Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:56:49 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-08-11 19:56:48 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #12)
> > Aryeh, I cannot consider an arbitrary specification outside the W3C process for
> > legal reasons.
> I regret to hear that.  You are, again, free to submit the spec to the W3C
> yourself or find someone else who is willing to.  It would be much less work
> than trying to write your own spec of comparable quality.
> > I see this spec. also has a Google copyright.
> > 
> > I see Google has allowed you to use their name in the copyright of the editing
> > API specification.
> I was instructed that Google holds the copyright to any work I do for them, and
> Hixie also advised me at some point to release the work into the public domain
> (CC0).  I was not specifically requested or permitted to use Google's name in
> any particular fashion.  I've removed the copyright notice to avoid confusion. 
> Regardless, I wrote the spec myself and no one at Google has anything to do
> with it except for funding it, so please don't try to read any motives on
> Google's part into my actions.

You just said that Google holds the copyright on the work you do. Does it also
hold patent rights? Most companies reserve patent rights for any employee work.
I assume Google is no different. 

I would assume that someone at Google, especially in the Google legal
department would be interested in what's happening here. Point of fact, I
strongly recommend that you and Ian may want to have a chat with Google's legal

And Google also entered into a legal relationship with the W3C when it joined
with the W3C and agreed to participate in developing specifications. Your
actions contradict this agreement.

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