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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: WSRP4J
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:58:47 GMT
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Ate Douma<ate@douma.nu> wrote:
> Ralph Goers wrote:
>>
>> On Aug 18, 2009, at 12:04 AM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>>
>>>> From: Stefan Hepper <sthepper@apache.org>
>>>> Date: May 14, 2007 9:55:16 PM PDT
>>>
>>>> Note that the patent issues holding up currently WSRP V2.0 do not apply
>>>> to
>>>> V1.0 that WSRP4J currently implements. The issue is that WebCollage has
>>>> given out their patent for V1.0, but was not part of V2.0 and has
>>>> currently
>>>> not extended their grants to V2.0.
>
> I think Stefan Hepper really meant to say that at that time (2007) there was
> patent issue holding up WSRP 2.0 spec itself because WebCollage, claiming a
> patent on WSRP 1.0 which extends on the WSRP 2.0 spec as well, did not (at
> that time) extend their grant to V2.0.
> I Assume they resolved that in the end for V2.0, however the the OASIS WSRP
> IPR page, http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsrp/ipr.php, only mentions
> patent claims for the V1.0 spec.
> AINAL I don't really know how to "read" such claims with respect to
> automatic extendability, but as WSRP V2.0 builds upon WSRP 1.0, I assume
>  the same patent claims apply for both.

That same page says:

"WebCollage will ... provide ... a ... royalty-free patent license"

What's the isssue?

- Sam Ruby

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