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Re: policy re discussion of patents and patent applications

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:23:45 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFreHi06mHfuc8syeFo=6i+x75L4E16jySu+bgw8BnJGJA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On 1 August 2013 21:37, Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
> This is an important piece of list policy to stick to.

Yes. I'd like to reinforce what others have said already, per
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2010Jul/0387.html etc
this is not an appropriate forum for discussing patents. For W3C
spec-track work, there are formal disclosure procedures as part of W3C
process; other general discussion of specific patents, the patent
system in general, etc., belong elsewhere.



>> 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
Received on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:24:12 UTC

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