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Apple Patent Exclusion on Widgets 1.0: Updates

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:23:56 -0500
Message-ID: <49B034DC.7070803@w3.org>
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi, WebApps WG-

Please be advised that Apple has disclosed a patent [1][2] and excluded 
claims from the W3C Royalty-Free License commitment of the W3C Patent 
Policy [3], for the Widgets 1.0: Updates specification [4].

The W3C Team, in conjunction with the Chairs and Apple, are now 
following the procedures for launching and operating a Patent Advisory 
Group (PAG). [5]  We will update this Working Group as more details unfold.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/42538/status
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/p66
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-updates/
[4] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion
[5] http://www.w3.org/2007/04/patent-exception-management

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 20:24:07 UTC

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