W3C PPWG Minutes Released

Posted 31 Oct 2001 at 13:11 UTC by neurogato Share This

The W3C Patent Policy Working Group have released the minutes from their face-to-face meeting held over the 15-17 October 2001. They make for interesting reading, as does the press response

The minutes, which were released Monday, present both sides of the RF (Royalty Free) vs RAND (Reasonable and Non- Discriminatory) argument (BrucePerens outlines the basics of RF and RAND quite nicely). tbl, who was at the meeting by telephone, seems to be quite clearly on the side of an RF recommendation, although the minutes present the pros and cons of both RF and RAND. It's good that they're thinking the whole thing through IMHO, so that whichever way they veer as a consortium (and I'm personally betting on RF), they have the down sides covered.

A summary of a teleconference held by the PPWG on 25th October is available, basically confirming that the PPWG is about ready to request feedback from the W3C Advisory Committee next week.

Pertinent Links for those unaware of the situation

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