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Re: innovation

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 12:00:40 +0200
To: Yuwei Lin <yl107@york.ac.uk>
Cc: "www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org" <www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010527120040.B596@w3.org>
Dear Yuwei Lin, 

Lorrie Cranor from AT&T is currently under way to write a book on
the start and development of P3P. There were many actors from
industry, NGO's and the education area. The idea was already
around for some time (according to Lorrie Cranor) and was then
brought to the W3C for further development. Please look at the
FAQ for further information[1]. 

There were bottlenecks:

In 1998, Intermind claimed to have a Patent, which would apply
also to the implementation on P3P. This stopped the further
development for  some time. W3C ordered an expertise from a very
senior patent attorney[2]. The result of this expertise was, that
implementing P3P would not infringe the Intermind-Patent. 

P3P, as it was planned in the first place, was very complex. To
encourage implementation and deployment, the Working Group
decided to start with a very simple version 1.0 and report the
complicated things -like the negotiation protocol- to a future
version 2.0. 

But no, there was no hacking and cracking and violation of
network security needed or operated for the development of P3P. I
think, I can exclude that for W3C as a whole. 


Rigo Wenning            W3C/INRIA
Policy Analyst          Privacy Activity Lead
mail:rigo@w3.org        2004, Routes des Lucioles
+33 (0)6 73 84 87 31    F-06902 Sophia Antipolis

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 10:17:14AM -0400, Yuwei Lin wrote:
> Hello,
> I am doing my PhD thesis on ICT innovation. I am very curious about the
> actors involving in the development of P3P. Can anyone provide me
> information about the process of P3P invention and the detailed actor
> list? What I am more interested is that, is there any battleneck
> happened on the innovation process and is there any actor involving in
> violating network security for testing, for example hacking or cracking?
> All answers are welcome.
> Best,
> Yuwei Lin

  2. http://www.w3.org/1999/10/28-P3P-IntermindPatentAnalysis-PressRelease.html
  1. http://www.w3.org/P3P/p3pfaq.html
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