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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] odt plugin
Date Mon, 24 Apr 2006 05:15:49 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> 
> > Heads up. An alarm bell was triggered by the
> > word "OASIS". Please ensure that ASF ideals are met.
> 
> Hi David,
> 
> I found this in the list. Is this good enough for us?

Don't ask me. As i suggested, contact legal-discuss@
(any committer can post).
http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-legal
We don't want to spread any FUD here on forrest-dev
so best go there with direct questions.

The proponents of this ODT plugin would need to determine
how we might be affected, do we need to redistribute
any of their resources, are we "implementing" the standard,
etc.

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php
does say "This TC operates under the RF on Limited Terms
Mode of the OASIS IPR Policy".
See definitions in:
http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php
section 4.3

Search legal-discuss first, for example i just did a
quick search and found these:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200509.mbox/%3C20050917005219.GA4013@mail26a.sbc-webhosting.com%3E
I know that they are talking about "RF on RAND Terms"
but section 10.2.1 also affects "RF on Limited Terms".

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200502.mbox/%3c20050224072908.L27225@taz3.hyperreal.org%3e
The whole thread is useful.

I note that Cliff's draft policy doesn't even mention OASIS.
http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200603.mbox/%3c6DBF6C5C-3DE9-4511-923A-343037F72827@apache.org%3e

-David

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