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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: WSRP4J
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:34:51 GMT
On Aug 17, 2009, at 9:37 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> Seems that there is no wsrp4j mailing lists...
> Portals PMC, can you help me understanding this??
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>
> Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM
> Subject: WSRP4J
> To: ASF Legal Discuss <legal-discuss@apache.org>,
> wsrp4j-private@incubator.apache.org
> The WSRP4J is asking for additional legal help, yet Legal Affairs
> committee chair (Sam Ruby) is one of the listed Mentors.
> I have never dived into this long standing problem, and would like
> someone from the WSRP4J PPMC to explain it in relatively plain words,
> if possible, so we can together with legal advice come up with a path
> forward instead of the current seemingly stalemate.

Here is an email from the Portals PMC from over 2 years ago that  
should provide the information.  I recall that there was some  
communication with WebCollage but it wasn't very fruitful. They  
clearly had no idea what open source was. IIRC they wanted WSRP4J to  
notify them of "customers" using it or something equally as impossible  
to do. Hopefully one of the other PMC members more involved with this  
will comment.


From: Stefan Hepper <sthepper@apache.org>
Date: May 14, 2007 9:55:16 PM PDT
To: Portals PMC <private@portals.apache.org>
Subject: Re: WSRP4J Report
Reply-To: "Portals PMC" <private@portals.apache.org>

Santiago Gala wrote:

Btw, are there any pointers for the patent issue?

In the Oasis pages there is a page where participants must list their IP
related with the project. WebCollage lists the "dangerous" one. I'll try
to find a more precise pointer later, coming from the discussions
around. The patent is a international one, based on a US one. The
international one was not listed, but the US one is very broad, claiming
patent for remote markup generation where a server gets the markup sent
to the client from a different server, or something similar.

This is all from my head, a search in the Oasis website or /me searching
in the emails archives should have something more precise.


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.

Carsten Ziegeler

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