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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: IBM and WS-Security
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:21:18 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> At 09:22 AM 6/24/2005, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>>In this specific case, Microsoft has not divulged which patent(s) if
>>any are infringed upon. In the case of IBM and Verisign, from their
>>legal counsel we know that there are no patents involved on their
>>side. For microsoft's initial response to my question on specific
>>patents, see (http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wss/200506/msg00123.html).
>>I think i finally managed to get through to a key decision maker there
>>- Andrew Layman. Hopefully, we will hear something one way or another.
> Good luck!
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wss/ipr.php
> FWIW, I don't see how this statement from IBM, Microsoft, and VeriSign
> would not cover us;
> 2. Each Author commits to grant a non sub-licensable, non-transferable
> license to third parties, under royalty-free and other reasonable and 
> non-discriminatory terms and conditions, to certain of their respective 
> patent claims that such Author deems necessary to implement required 
> portions of the WS-Security specification, provided a reciprocal license 
> is granted. 

Because it doesn't say what hoops you have to jump through to obtain 
that licence (the requirement we have being, essentially, that there 
should be no hoops for the end user).

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