[KI-LC] Proposed Change to the Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Paul Madsen paulmadsen at rogers.com
Thu Oct 1 08:06:04 PDT 2009


Why not use meaningful labels for the policies?

I forsee lots of 'Option C, now which one is that?'

paul

Roger Martin wrote:
>
> To: BoT and LC
>
> The Leadership Council has requested (LC Motion 2009-09-14-E, see 
> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/x/DQATAg for further details) 
> to change the name of the IPR policy currently named "Option Liberty" 
> to a name that is more descriptive of the legal definitions within 
> that policy.  The LC has not suggested a new name, but has requested 
> that the BoT make a change. 
>
> Revision of the Kantara Initiative Intellectual Property Rights 
> Policies requires Supermajority approval of the Board of Trustees.  
> (see Article 7)..."/Except where otherwise provided for in individual 
> Articles herein, this Intellectual Property Policies and the Options 
> may only be altered, amended, or repealed, and new Intellectual 
> Property Policies and Options adopted, upon approval by a 
> Supermajority of the Board./"
>
> The Officers have discussed this request and have come to the 
> recommendation that a more generic change is in order.  It is proposed 
> that each individual IPR policy option in the Intellectual Property 
> Rights Policies document be given a generic name (e.g. Option A, 
> Option B, Option C, etc).  For each Option, a footnote would be 
> included that explains the source of the policy and the recommended 
> uses of that policy.
>
> Before actually preparing the specific changes, we have decided to 
> open this up for discussion among the BoT and LC members.
>
> Do you have an opinion or recommendations regarding this issue?
>
>    ...rogerM
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