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Re: Invited expert and CG Contributor agreements

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:03:30 -0500
Message-ID: <54943E42.30304@intertwingly.net>
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, public-w3process@w3.org
On 12/19/2014 09:02 AM, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
>
> On 12/19/2014 8:57 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> I encourage you to explore a different scenario, one in which an
>> individual authors work and publishes it independently.
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by "independently".  This scenario certainly
> would work in terms of granting W3C the rights to the content.  The
> "sponsor" approach seems to work partially like this. But I would not
> want to institutionalize an approach where the author throws it over the
> wall to W3C (using the grant you mention below) but does not participate
> in the subsequent dialog about the content.

Sorry, but I can't resist: False Dichotomy!

Nowhere did I say (or even mean to imply) that the author or authors 
would be precluded from participating in the subsequent dialog about the 
content.

As a bonus, I'll also toss in Loaded Question!

I'm not sure what you mean by "the" content.

Note the word "nonexclusive" in the following:

>> That person subsequently becomes interested in granting to the W3C a
>> perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right to make use of
>> this work.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 19 December 2014 15:04:22 UTC

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