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Re: Proof of Concept: Identity Credentials Login

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:56:08 -0400
Message-ID: <539738A8.7090708@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 06/10/2014 12:47 PM, Joseph Potvin wrote:
> RE: "The Identity Credentials spec is released under the W3C
> Community License because we're not claiming any IP on the
> solution."
> Sorry to be a nit-picker on this other tangential detail, but I just
> wanted to clarify that the holder of copyright title hold the right
> to place such as work under a licence. Free/libre/open licensing IS
> an assertion of Intellectual Provenance (IP) rights. They are not
> opposed concepts.

Sure, all I was trying to say is this:

We (Digital Bazaar) don't have patents on the technology, we don't plan
to file any patents on the technology, we don't know of any patents on
the technology.

We are providing a copyright license to W3C for the specification and
will offer a copyright license to the spec to anyone that releases it
under a free/libre/open licensing. We will most likely publish the
specification under a CC0 license as well and place it into the public
domain in countries that have the concept of the public domain.

We are releasing the source code as open source to help people learn,
understand, and implement the technology specification. We will most
likely also place the source code into the public domain (or
FreeBSD-style license) to ensure that people don't have to ask
permission to reuse it for their own purposes.

We have a solid track record of doing this with all of the technologies
that we intend to take standards track.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 16:54:46 UTC

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