Re: Generic IPR Disclosures

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:37 UTC

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Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 06:37:00 -0400
From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
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Subject: Re: Generic IPR Disclosures
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--On Thursday, 08 May, 2014 22:13 -0700 SM <sm@resistor.net>;
wrote:

> Hi John,
> At 19:47 08-05-2014, John C Klensin wrote:
>> Are you saying anything different from "a third party
>> disclosure may identify IPR related to a particular
>> specification but, obviously and logically, cannot make a
>> binding statement about licensing terms."?
> 
> No.

Then, given the "obviously and logically" part, why are we
having  this discussion?  Isn't it, at most, just and editorial
suggestion that revisions of the IPR spec make that point
explicitly?

   john