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Re: policy re discussion of patents and patent applications

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:37:11 +0100
Message-ID: <51FAC6F7.9080504@gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
+1

This is an important piece of list policy to stick to.

Dave

On 01/08/13 20:52, Jeremy J Carroll wrote:
>
>
>
> Tope Omitola off-list  wrote:
>>
>> Which lists would you recommend?
>
>
> At the W3C the correct lists are the member lists with the word patent
> in it, for example
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/patent-issues/
>
> is a fine list to have any discussion concerning patents.
>
> For example, my message
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/patent-issues/2011AprJun/0002.html
> mentions a patent application that may be of interest to participants in
> this group.
>
> And, for example, the above text is an OK way to mention the existence
> of a allegedly interesting patent application.
>
> As for our list policy please see
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2010Jul/thread.html#msg382
>
> where there was discussion of this matter with regards to this list.
>
> There are several members of this list who, for commercial reasons, do
> not wish to discuss patents.
>
> If you really need to alert members of this list to such a discussion
> please:
> - start the discussion on some other list
> - send to this list a pointer to your discussion with only the briefest
> indication of what it is about to this list
>
> A helpful message in the earlier thread was this one from Damian,
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2010Jul/0387.html
> that includes a pointer to a chair statement:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2010May/0132.html
>
> 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.
>
>
> Until and unless the chair of the SWIG reverses this recommendation, I
> take that to be list policy
>
> Jeremy
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