Re: Generic IPR Disclosures

SM <> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:46 UTC

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Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 12:45:30 -0700
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Subject: Re: Generic IPR Disclosures
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Hi Scott,
At 12:05 08-05-2014, Bradner, Scott wrote:
>not sure what is being asked here

Sorry about that.  I'll quote Section 6.1.3 of RFC 3979:

   "If a person has information about IPR that may Cover IETF
    Contributions, but the participant is not required to disclose
    because they do not meet the criteria in Section 6.6 (e.g., the IPR
    is owned by some other company), such person is encouraged to notify
    the IETF by sending an email message to  Such a
    notice should be sent as soon as reasonably possible after the person
    realizes the connection."

Is a person (as described in Section 6.1.3) encouraged to make a 
disclosure under Section 6.4.3 of RFC 3979?

 From what I gathered it would not be of much use as the person (as 
described in Section 6.1.3) would be stating his or her willingness 
to license IPR that he or she does not own directly or indirectly.