At 10:27 24-09-2004, David Mayne wrote:
It seems that such existing material didn't help with the issues in MARID.
I'm not wanting/suggesting control of people's behavior either, but
is explicitly stating a requirement that output of the group should meet
certain guidelines to be considered satisfactory be out of order ?
Meeting Open source requirements cannot be considered a
guideline. Intellectual Property Rights are covered by RFC 3668. Quoting
"Specifically, it is helpful to indicate whether, upon approval by the IESG
for publication as RFCs of the relevant IETF specification(s), all persons
will be able to obtain the right to implement, use, distribute and exercise
other rights with respect to an Implementing Technology a) under a
royalty-free and otherwise reasonable and non- discriminatory license, or
b) under a license that contains reasonable and non-discriminatory terms
and conditions, including a reasonable royalty or other payment, or c)
without the need to obtain a license from the IPR holder."
Quoting section 6.2:
Timely IPR disclosure is important because working groups need to have as
much information as they can while they are evaluating alternative solutions
The above may at least put some of the issues to rest.