[OpenID board] CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
sakimura at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 03:49:03 UTC 2008
Since this mail is rather long, here is the excecutive summary.
(0) I want to start contributing and thus sign the contribution agreement.
(1) The current non-assertion agreement is only for the works of the past.
(2) Therefore, it does not work for the new contributions on a new work group.
(3) Which document shall I sign for making contributions?
Following is the detail:
The document is specifically for the Specifications which is defined
as in section 1 (g)
(g) "Specifications" means solely the indicated versions of the
following documents (each of which, as of the
Effective Date, is located at the indicated URL): (i) OpenID
Authentication 1.1 (http://openid.net/specs/openid©\
authentication©\1_1.html);; (ii) OpenID Simple Registration
Extension 1.0 (http://openid.net/specs/openid©\simple©\
registration©\extension©\1_0.html);; (iii) OpenID Authentication 2.0
¨C Implementer's Draft 12
Yadis Discovery Protocol 1.0
(http://yadis.org/papers/yadis©\v1.0.pdf); and (vi) OpenID Attribute
Exchange ¨C Draft 8
Moreover, "Contribution" is defined in section 1(a) as
(a) "Contributions" means any written communication made by or
on behalf of Contributor before the Effective Date and intended
for inclusion in a Specification.
Note that Effective Date is the date of signing this agreement.
So it does not include the future proposed specification at all, from
what I see.
To this extent, I do not think this agreement can be used to initiate
a new Work Group specified in the spec. process document. In fact,
none of us, including those who have signed this contribution
agreement can start contributing for new things at all, if my
interpretation is right (and I think I am right.)
2008/2/20, Nat Sakimura <n-sakimura at nri.co.jp>:
> Hi all:
> I have looked at:
> Looks like it is not the general case. (If I am not reading it wrong, it
> only covers "the Specifications")
> If I were to start a WG process, the contributors need to submit
> Contribution Agreement as par IPR Policy. Which particular document
> should I submit?
> Nat Sakimura (=nat)
> Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
> board mailing list
> board at openid.net
Nat Sakimura (=nat)
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