[mailto:ietf-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org] On Behalf Of Michael Richardson
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Second Last Call: <draft-ietf-sieve-notify-sip-message-
08.txt> (Sieve Notification Mechanism: SIP MESSAGE) to Proposed
At this point, I do not have a clear idea of what the set of outcomes
could be. I think that they can include:
1) not publishing the document.
2) revising the document to remove/work-around the encumbered work
3) some legal action to attend to anul the patent (which might or
might not succeed).
4) go ahead and publish things as they are.
I also thought about suggesting a DNP or a standing DISCUSS or something until
the license terms are made more IETF-friendly, unless the WG can find a way to
do equivalent work that is unencumbered, but then the WG might not have the
The document could be restricted to Experimental status, but that presumes the
status matters as much as or more than the RFC number. I don't know if that's
true or not in this case.
Those only cover the document though, and not the offender(s). Still chewing
on an opinion about that.
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