[OpenID board] CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 27 07:08:44 UTC 2008


What work group would you like to start or join?  At this point there are no active work groups, although I'm going to start one up to finalize PAPE as soon as some logistical issues are sorted out.  In particular, we have to finish getting OpenIDs from all the members so they can even vote on the creation of the work group!

                                Best wishes,
                                -- Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Nat Sakimura
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:48 PM
To: board at openid.net
Cc: david at sixapart.com
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

Thank you very much, Mike.

I will start our legal process.

Cheers,

Nat

08/02/27 に Mike Jones<Michael.Jones at microsoft.com> さんは書きました:
> There definitely is a document to sign to become a contributor to an OpenID specification work group.  The latest versions of these are attached (one intended to be executed online -- the other intended to be executed on paper).
>
>  Unfortunately, I didn't fine these online at http://openid.net/ipr/.  I'll raise that issue at the next board call.
>
>
>                                 -- Mike
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Nat Sakimura
>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:09 PM
>  To: david at sixapart.com; board at openid.net
>  Subject: Re: [OpenID board] CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
>
>  Hi.
>
>  So does this mean that there is no document to sign to be Contributor?
>  How do you know that one has agreed to the IPR policy?
>  (Note: a contributor does not even need to be a member.)
>
>  Regards,
>
>  =nat
>
>  08/02/27 に David Recordon<drecordon at sixapart.com> さんは書きました:
>  > This is outlined in the IPR Process: http://openid.net/ipr/OpenID_Process_Document_(Final_Clean_20071221).pdf
>  >  .  It wouldn't hurt to streamline it into an easy to follow page or
>  >  something though.
>  >
>  >
>  >  --David
>  >
>  >
>  >  On Feb 26, 2008, at 9:05 AM, Drummond Reed wrote:
>  >
>  >  > I agree with Nat -- the Contribution Agreements all work in the
>  >  > past. How
>  >  > specifically does a new working group start its work and obtain
>  >  > contribution
>  >  > agreements for new work going forward?
>  >  >
>  >  > This is fairly urgent topic as Nat and others want to propose new
>  >  > work and
>  >  > get started.
>  >  >
>  >  > Scott, can you add that to the agenda for this Thursday's board
>  >  > telecon?
>  >  >
>  >  > Thanks,
>  >  >
>  >  > =Drummond
>  >  >
>  >  >> -----Original Message-----
>  >  >> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On
>  >  >> Behalf
>  >  >> Of Nat Sakimura
>  >  >> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:49 PM
>  >  >> To: board at openid.net
>  >  >> Cc: general at openid.net
>  >  >> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
>  >  >>
>  >  >> 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:
>  >  >>
>  >  >> http://openid.net/ipr/Non-Assertion-
>  >  >> Agreement/OpenID_IP_Contribution_Agreement_(Entities)_20071205.pdf
>  >  >>
>  >  >> 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
>  >  >> -  Implementer's  Draft  12
>  >  >> (http://openid.net/specs/openid‐authentication‐
>  >  >> 2_0‐12.html);  (v)
>  >  >> Yadis  Discovery  Protocol  1.0
>  >  >> (http://yadis.org/papers/yadis‐v1.0.pdf);  and  (vi) OpenID
>  >  >> Attribute
>  >  >> Exchange  -  Draft  8
>  >  >> (http://openid.net/specs/openid‐attribute‐
>  >  >> exchange‐1_0‐08.html).
>  >  >>
>  >  >> 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.)
>  >  >>
>  >  >>
>  >  >> =nat
>  >  >>
>  >  >>
>  >  >> 2008/2/20, Nat Sakimura <n-sakimura at nri.co.jp>:
>  >  >>> Hi all:
>  >  >>>
>  >  >>> I have looked at:
>  >  >>> http://openid.net/ipr/Non-Assertion-
>  >  >> Agreement/OpenID_IP_Contribution_Agreement_(Entities)_20071205.pdf
>  >  >>>
>  >  >>> 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?
>  >  >>>
>  >  >>> Regards,
>  >  >>>
>  >  >>>
>  >  >>> --
>  >  >>> Nat Sakimura (=nat)
>  >  >>> Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
>  >  >>>
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>  >  >>
>  >  >>
>  >  >> --
>  >  >> Nat Sakimura (=nat)
>  >  >> http://www.sakimura.org/en/
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