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   DCD submission [from Dave Bergacker]

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 15:40:14

[forwarded on behalf of Dave Bergacker]

>Return-Path: <bergackd@dgabby.mfldclin.edu>
>Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 09:30:49 -0500
>From: bergackd@dgabby.mfldclin.edu (Dave Bergacker)
>To: peter@ursus.demon.co.uk
>Subject: DCD submission
>Hi there, I am a subscriber to the XML-Dev list, digest form.  I have a
few questions
>about the DCD submission that I would like to put forward to Mr. Bray, and
as they
>are legal questions about the publishers retention of intellectual
property rights,
>I think the discussion would be interesting to the XML-dev list in
general.  Am I
>allowed to post to the list?  If not, would you know of someone willing to
>for me?

[PMR: anyone can subscribe to the list]
>My questions are pretty basic:
>1) What is the status of the intellectual property of this submission
until such time
>   as the W3C approves a version as a "Recommendation"?  Both IBM and
Microsoft only address
>   what happens after it is a "Recommendation" of the W3C.
>2) Is IBM claiming an interest in collecting royalties for works based on
this submission?
>   The first sentence of their Declaration re: Intellectual property
rights states:
>   "..will make licenses available... including royalty rates."  I am not
a lawyer and have
>   no idea what this sentence is supposed to convey.
>3) Is Microsoft reserving it's rights to collect royalties/assert patents
if any company other
>   than a W3C member implements this specification?  It certainly seems to
read that way.
>Thanks in advance 
>   bergacker, dave
Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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