Re: [Doh] Mozilla's plans re: DoH

Adam Roach <> Fri, 29 March 2019 19:47 UTC

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I'm not in a position to know what specific obligations may apply, as I 
don't know anything about peoples' current or past employers, previous 
potential involvement, or a host of other subtle issues that might be 
relevant. This is why I directed Petr to BCP 79 rather than trying to 
parse out the details of his situation.

The important issue is that any mention of specific patents must be done 
through the formal patent disclosure process rather than sending 
patent-related information to a mailing list or bringing it up as part 
of any other IETF contribution (such as during an IETF in-person session).


On 3/29/19 19:15, Vladimír Čunát wrote:
> On 3/29/19 12:13 PM, Adam Roach wrote:
>> Please review the remainder of BCP 79 and take appropriate action. You
>> may wish to consult with legal counsel in determining how to proceed.
> The mentioned patent belongs to Red Hat (according to the link), but I
> can't see any (current) employee of Red Hat in this WG's discussion, on
> a quick look, so there seems to be no obligation.  What perhaps applies
> is 5.1.3 (a): third-party IPR, so the information is accessible in the
> usual way.
> Well, correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm rather avoiding patents whenever I
> can (and I'm no lawyer).
> --Vladimir
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