On 1/25/2012 11:57 PM, SM wrote:
At 21:48 25-01-2012, Adrian Farrel wrote:
Why is Qian Sun still listed on the front page as an author. Wouldn't
it be more
appropriate to move the name to the Acknowledgements section where the
As editorship is a WG Chair decision, it is up to the SIEVE WG Chairs to
comment on why Qian Sun is still listed on the front page as an author.
Some of the text of this document was provided by Qian Sun who
violated IETF IPR
process by not disclosing related IPR that he had also authored and so
listed as a named author of this document.
The above text does not mention company affiliation.
There is the following in the text in IPR statements:
"Note: The individual submitting this template represents and
warrants that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to
agree to the above-selected licensing declaration."
The name provided in the IPR statement is "Director of licensing".
The violation has a negative impact on the IETF (see comment from Dave
Crocker on this thread). It raises questions which should not be asked.
It actually speaks to why total transparency is needed. Anytime anyone
submits anything they need to disclose who they are and who they
represent. What authority they have and this is a serious issue since it
has legal ramifications.
The IETF has long ignored these requirements by claiming it was too
upright for those types of controls to be needed and clearly that simply
is not true.
IMHO - this is the reason that anyone can ask anyone else who they are
representing here. The IETF has no "covert participation" exceptions as
far as I know and in the world if legally protect-able IP everything has
to be defined.
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