Call for Exclusions: SPARQL 1.1 Federation Extensions

Dear Advisory Committee representative,

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

- SPARQL 1.1 Federation Extensions
  exclusion opportunity ending on 29 October 2010 23:59 UTC

This specification was produced by the SPARQL 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 29 October
2010 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  
days following the first publication.  Per section 4.1 of the Patent
Policy [1], whatever draft is available on 30 August 2010 establishes  
reference material [3] for the purposes of this exclusion opportunity.
Just after 30 August 2010, we will send a reminder and identify the
reference draft. Due to the anticipated instability of the document  
to 30 August 2010, Participants may wish to exclude any claims only  
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 30 August 2010 and be excused from all  
commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before 30 August 2010, 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 SPARQL Working Group:
* Ivan Herman at
* Sandro Hawke 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 Tuesday, 1 June 2010 18:48:08 UTC