Re: Last Call on draft-bradner-rfc3979bis-08.txt ("Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology")

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Mon, 04 April 2016 20:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call on draft-bradner-rfc3979bis-08.txt ("Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology")
From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
To: Stephan Wenger <stewe@stewe.org>
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> Barry and I had a chat about this.  I also had offline conversations with
> Mike Cameron and a chat with Joel.  Barry and I at least agree on the
> problems.  The solutions are mine for now, and they absolutely are in need
> of wordsmithing...

Indeed, and Stephan's captured my concerns well, and I agree with the
proposed solutions.

>> why not say
>> By the nature of their office, IETF area directors may become aware of
>> Contributions late in the process (for example at IETF Last Call or during
>> IESG review) and, therefore and in such cases, cannot be expected to
>> disclose any IPR Covering those Contributions until they become aware of
>> them.”
>
> Fine.  Account it under wordsmithing :-)

Yes, that wordsmithing looks good.

Barry