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Re: SVG2 Accessibility User Agent Implementation Guide

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:02:22 -0400
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, dschulze@adobe.com, SVG WG <public-svg-wg@w3.org>, SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140331210222.GG8181@concerto.rednote.net>
Bjoern:

Bjoern Hoehrmann writes:
> * Michael Cooper wrote:
> >By tying the deliverable to a single Working Group that everyone joins, 
> >we are getting clear patent commitments from the people who join the 
> >work. The alternative is a joint task force in which some people have 
> >made a PF patent commitment, and others have made an SVG patent 
> >commitment - it's more vague about what the actual commitment to the 
> >specific work is.
> 
> Could you explain why the SVG WG and PFWG cannot, like other groups do,
> publish the document jointly, or how that would be worse if the goal is
> to maximise chances that the result can be implemented royality-free?
> -- 

I think you misunderstand. Let me try to explain.

*	We are proposing joint publication. This means that PF and Svg
*	would each need to agree to the publication, at each significant
*	stage, e.g. FPWD, Last Call, CR, etc.

*	We do intend that the result can be implemented
*	royalty free, as you suggest. However, there is a specific W3C
*	process, required of all W3C Working Groups operating under the
*	W3C Patent Policy, which is to expressly seek any patend disclosures,
*	should anyone assert such. There is a FAQ that may be helpful:

http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq.html and especially
http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq.html#joint

I would note that SVG and PF both operate under the W3C Patent Policy:
http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/2012/charter.html#patentpolicy
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/charter201006.html#patentpolicy

So, I'm unclear what you mean when you say: "Could you explain why the
SVG WG and PFWG cannot, like other groups do, publish the document
jointly, or how that would be worse ..."

What other groups?

Janina

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