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

Bill Smith Bill.Smith at Sun.COM
Thu Oct 1 08:23:00 PDT 2009


Suggestions (for all) would be welcome.

On Oct 1, 2009, at 8:06 AM, Paul Madsen wrote:

> 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 the Options may only be altered, amended, or repealed, and new  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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