[cabfpub] IPR Exclusion notices
Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Wed May 4 09:54:49 MST 2016
Ben-I think it may be worthwhile to convene another session of the current PAG
to come up with a recommendation on how to handle the discrepancies discussed.
I don't think it benefits the forum or the public to have different
interpretations of exclusion notice validities and hence I would recommend the
PAG work on this as a final item.
From: Gervase Markham [mailto:gerv at mozilla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:51 PM
To: Dean Coclin <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com>; CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] IPR Exclusion notices
On 03/05/16 18:11, Dean Coclin wrote:
> I think you make my point by using the word, "seems" in front of both
> conclusions that you draw.
Sorry, I was being British and understating. My point is that it doesn't seem
that the rules were ambiguous.
> Why force participants to draw inexact conclusions when we can easily
> fix this with a ballot.
If you want to fix this with a ballot, without saying I support such a move,
the best ballot would be the most limited - the one which rules on precisely
the two disclosures which are in question.
> I'm actually surprised that our IPR policy, given past and numerous
> discussions about making all things CA/B Forum public, only says that
> the exclusion notice has to be provided to the Chair. Am I the only
> one amazed by that? Am I misinterpreting something?
It is a little surprising, but the CAB Forum has been on a journey towards
greater transparency, and sometimes the consequences of rare things are
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