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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: WS-Security / TSIK (Re: [VOTE] Graduate Beehive into a TLP)
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2005 12:47:10 GMT
On Jul 15, 2005, at 5:06 AM, Davanum Srinivas wrote:

> All public knowledge about about WS-Security are just "claims"[1]. No
> one has given us OR made any public statement of specific patents
> (from BM/MSFT/Versign) that are applicable to WS-Security.

> [1]

Umm, that statement isn't even a claim.  It is a commitment to license
if there ever will be a claim.  You can and should ignore it.

> If u ask me
> it is FUD till they tell us which patents are infringed. Please note
> that the IPR statement is dated "OASIS 26 June 2002". So EVEN if they
> have applications pending on that date, they would have been resolved
> one way or another by now. BUT yet, there is stony silence on which
> specific patents are in question.

That's because there are no public patents in question, so they
cannot respond to your queries.  The only ones you need to worry
about are the actual approved patents that the patent holder
does specifically claim.


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