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Re: list policy re patent discussion

From: Damian Steer <pldms@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 13:25:10 +0100
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-id: <0BD70D6D-C72F-4669-A13B-8763991B7F5D@mac.com>
To: Renato Iannella <renato@iannella.it>

On 18 Jul 2010, at 04:44, Renato Iannella wrote:

> On 18 Jul 2010, at 02:58, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> My understanding of the policy of this list is that we do not discuss patents in this forum.
> The SWIG Charter on IPR does not state that:
> "W3C reminds participants to disclose, where known, the IPR status of information that they share in the Interest Group meetings and materials, in accordance with Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy"
> See: http://www.w3.org/2006/07/swig-charter.html#Ipr

>From a quick search:

"While I understand the interest, with a SWIG chairing hat on, I
recommend that participants here do not dissect patents and patent
applications on this list." [1]

"And to other list members, I repeat my advise from 2002 on 
www-rdf-interest (...): let's find other topics to talk about." [2]

"Until we have heard back from our lawyers, I encourage folk to
focus on non-patent topics on the www-rdf-* mailing lists." [3]

Might be worth writing down.


[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2010May/0132.html>
[2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008Jan/0167.html>
[3] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2002Jan/0076.html>
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