[linux-elitists] W3C extends Patent Policy review deadline to Oct 11

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 1 23:40:24 PDT 2001

I've been informed that the review period for the Patent Policy
Framework has been extended to Oct 11.

Some of us still consider this to be too short, but it's what we've got
to work with for now.  Frankly, the W3C's the one that's damaged by an
abbreviated review period.  The constraint is presumably travel
arrangements currently scheduled for 15 October.

LinuxToday is carrying the story:


    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.

    Please note: due to the large number of comments received in the
    past two days, the Team and Patent Policy Working Group will require
    extra time to identify substantial comments and provide responses in
    kind.  Please send your comments on the proposed policy to:


    The archive of this list is available at:


    As the proposed policy includes proposals such as:

    * a requirement for disclosure provisions (Section 7);


    * a procedure for launching new standards development activities as
      Royalty-Free Licensing Mode activities (sections 4


      and 5);


    * a procedure for launching new standards development activities as
      Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (RAND) Licensing Mode activities
      (also sections 4 and 5);


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