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

Gonzalo Camarillo <> Wed, 30 March 2016 15:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call on draft-bradner-rfc3979bis-08.txt ("Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology")
To: Jari Arkko <>, IETF <>
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From: Gonzalo Camarillo <>
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Section 1 (Definitions), subsection k says the following:

>       Without limiting the generality of the
>       foregoing, acting as a working group chair or Area Director
>       constitutes "Participating" in all activities of the relevant
>       working group or area.

The AD of a large area may not get to read all individual I-Ds or all
email messages sent in all the WGs of the area. We may want to define
this a bit more explicitly.



On 22/03/2016 2:17 PM, Jari Arkko wrote:
> All,
> RFC 3979 was published in 2005. Since then we’ve gathered a lot of experience, and we’d like to update the RFC with that experience. This isn’t a revolution of the IETF IPR approach, it is mostly about clarification, better documentation, and recognising some other new RFCs and changes. But the document itself has changed quite a lot and structured differently than RFC 3979 was.
> Some of the main issues (such as how to define participation) were discussed in the IETF-87 meeting, but there are also a number of other changes in this document. Please give this document a careful read, and let us know your feedback.
> I am starting a last call on this document today, but gave a longer last call period to make sure everyone has enough time to comment after IETF-95 as well. And thanks for the comments that some of you have already sent after the document was published; we’ve observed them and will make them part of the feedback from the Last Call.
> The document is available here:
> Jari Arkko (as the responsible AD for this document)