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--- On Fri, 6/5/09, Jawit Kien <jawit.kien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Jawit Kien <jawit.kien@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Fwd: Notice of OASIS Intellectual Property Rights Policy Change
To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, June 5, 2009, 6:23 PM
I looked over the changes. Is it worthwhile for us to change our charter to handle this particular kind of change? In other words, does the "Non-Assertion" IPR Mode give our members enough advantage to re-write our charter? I came long after the charter was adopted, so I'll leave the answers to the question to those of the mailing list who are wiser than I.
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
To all Ontolog members,
Ref. the Ontolog IPR Policy -
Since the Ontolog IPR policy defaults to the OASIS policy if and when
it is not explicitly stated (for the Ontolog community), Ontolog
members are hereby notified of the impending OASIS IPR Policy changes
as outlined in the message below.
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Jun 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Notice of OASIS Intellectual Property Rights Policy Change
We are pleased to officially notify you, an Individual/Associate
member representing CIM Engineering Inc.(CIM3)*, that the OASIS
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy has been revised. The
revision addresses suggestions we received from members as well as
the evolving legal landscape concerning standards. This new version of
the IPR Policy was approved by the Board of Directors on 19 May 2009
and becomes effective on 4 August 2009.
The primary amendment to the current Policy is the addition of a
"Non-Assertion" IPR Mode under which new TCs may choose to operate.
Members in a TC that operates under this new Non-Assertion IPR Mode
make, upon becoming an Obligated Party, a non-assertion
covenant as laid down in Section 10.3 of the revised Policy.
(Several defined terms in the Policy were updated to accommodate this
The introduction of the Non-Assertion Mode does not affect any of the
three existing IPR Modes, or the duties and obligations of members in
Other changes to the IPR Policy are minor, and include the correction
of non-substantive references and the addition of a new Section 13.3,
which seeks to apply bankruptcy law protections to licenses or
non-assertion covenants that might otherwise be terminated in a
bankruptcy proceeding of the party that granted them.
The new Policy can be found at
A red-line version of the IPR Policy showing
the exact changes made is
OASIS is proud to offer the new Non-Assertion Mode as an option for
those OASIS members who find value in developing open standards under
these terms. We invite your feedback on the change via the publicly
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