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RE: [xml-dev] Let's get real on W3C XForms 1.0 (why it stinks, to day)
- From: Jeff Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: 'Ann Navarro' <email@example.com>, Benjamin Franz <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 13:23:38 -0700
> From a practical stand point, this is difficult to accomplish.
> The organization's Advisory Committee representative is the
> one responsible
> for such disclosures at the time W3C activities are proposed. These
> individuals often earnestly attempt to comply, but aren't
> given the support
> from their organizations to do so -- meaning time, and access
> to the IP
> counsel and/or departments that manage the IP portfolios
> (which can have
> thousands and thousands of properties when you're talking
> about IBM, Xerox,
> and other large organizations).
There's also the issue of patents acquired from non-W3C member companies
*after* a recommendation has been released. This could easily happen as the
result of a merger.