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Re: [use case] Web Payments CG Use Cases 1.0 integrated into wiki

From: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:38:52 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKcXiSpU4CehabYEHA=c17BYpZSN2=nsOh8S_hthJHw_gOkuxg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
For clarification, copyright addresses the expression of an idea, not at
all an idea itself. In the hypothectical scenario you raise, all that would
be required would be to accurately paraphrase the earlier version of the
text, to say exactly the same thing, or to keep the text as-is, but put
quotation marks around it and provide attribution to the orginal source.

Joseph Potvin

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

> The Web Payments CG Use Cases document has been integrated into the Web
> Payments IG Use Cases Task Force wiki:
> https://www.w3.org/Payments/IG/wiki/Use_Cases_Task_Force
> At this point, the Use Cases Task Force members can divide/conquer each
> use case by adding new ones, refining existing ones in the wiki,
> assigning priority, extracting requirements, etc. We'll coordinate on
> who is doing what during the Use Case TF call this coming week. Ok, so
> that's a status report on where we are on the WPIG Use Cases wiki.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> I'm going to make a mountain out of a mole hill below, so keep that in
> mind as you read the rest of the email. I'm outlining these concerns for
> full disclosure purposes, even though the likelihood of there being an
> IP/copyright issue is incredibly slim.
> Until the W3C Community Group Final Specification Agreement has been
> processed (two-ish weeks from now), there is a very minimal danger that
> someone will come out of the woodwork and claim IP/copyright on one of
> the use cases. The claim would be spurious on two fronts:
> 1. David I. Lehn and myself have been the only contributors[1] of
>    substantive text to the document for the specific purpose of
>    avoiding a copyright issue when the document was handed over to W3C.
> 2. Unless we have accidentally lifted text from a non-Web Payments
>    associated activity (and we've been very careful not to), or one of
>    the Web Payments Workshop use case scribes decides to withhold their
>    use case, the Web Payments CG 45 day IP/copyright release went into
>    effect some time ago and thus any IP/copyright claim would be
>    invalid.
> If there is a IP/copyright issue, we can remove the portion of the
> document under contest and continue until the issue is resolved (or
> replace the text entirely). So, even in the worst possible cases, we
> have an easy/immediate way of mitigating the issue.
> -- manu
> [1]
> https://github.com/web-payments/web-payments.org/commits/master/specs/source/use-cases/
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: The Marathonic Dawn of Web Payments
> http://manu.sporny.org/2014/dawn-of-web-payments/

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