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W3C and the Promotion of Fee-based Standards for the Web

From: David Allsopp <d.allsopp@signal.qinetiq.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 16:10:31 +0100
Message-ID: <3BB9D8E7.8C8B6E6@signal.qinetiq.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

An update on my recent posting concerning W3C Patent Policy

http://www.w3.org/2001/10/patent-response :

"In response to requests from the public and W3C Member organizations,
W3C has decided to extend the review period (for both public and
Members) until 11 October 2001. This allows for an extension to collect
comments, and allows the Patent Policy Working Group to prepare for
their next face-to-face meeting, which begins on 15 October 2001."


David Allsopp

> The following discussions may be of interest to members of this list
> involved in implementing or developing internet standards; concerning
> possible change in policy by the W3C.
> >From http://www.openphd.net/W3C_Patent_Policy/
> "On 16 August 2001 the W3C made public a proposal to substantially
> change their patent policy framework.
> Amongst the changes is support for a new licensing model (called RAND)
> that legitimises the W3C's role in
> developing and promoting standards that could require the payment of
> royalties." 
> The W3C's Patent Policy Framework is at the Working Draft stage. The
> Working Draft states: "This Last Call period will be the only
> opportunity for public comment". It seems that the last call has already
> passed (September 30th 2001).
> [Much more detail at the URL above]
> +++
> The W3C discussion list on this topic is:
> www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
> and is archived at:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/

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