An Agreement Between the Internet Society, the IETF, and Sun Microsystems, Inc (RFC2339)
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
in the matter of NFS V.4 Protocols. The Internet Society: AUTHOR [+2]
This Request for Comments records an agreement between Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the Internet Society to permit the flow of Sun's Network File System specifications into the Internet Standards process conducted by the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Network Working Group The Internet Society
Request for Comments: 2339 Sun Microsystems
Category: Informational May 1998
An Agreement Between the Internet Society,
the IETF, and Sun Microsystems, Inc.
in the matter of NFS V.4 Protocols
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this
memo is unlimited.
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.
This Request for Comments records an agreement between Sun
Microsystems, Inc. and the Internet Society to permit the flow of
Sun's Network File System specifications into the Internet Standards
process conducted by the Internet Engineering Task Force.
This RFC is NOT a standard. It is an official public record of an
agreement between Sun Microsystems and the Internet Society. The
referenced RFCs 1094 dated March 1989 ("NFS: Network File System
Protocol Specification") and 1813 dated June 1995 ("NFS Version 3
Protocol Specification") are not attached to the document below, but
are incorporated by reference.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INTERNET SOCIETY,
THE IETF, AND SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
IN THE MATTER OF NFS V.4 PROTOCOLS
This Agreement is made this 3rd day of March, 1998 by and between Sun
Microsystems, Inc. ("Donor") and the Internet Society. In
consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions set forth below,
the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. License Grant. For good and valuable consideration, receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and solely for the
purpose specified in Paragraph 2 below, Donor hereby grants to the
Internet Society ("Licensees" which, for the purposes of this
Agreement, shall include the Internet Engineering Task Force
("IETF"), the IETF Secretariat, and their respective members,
officers, employees, contractors and participating individuals) a
cost-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license
under any copyrights owned or otherwise licensable by Donor, under
any Sun patent rights that are essential to practice the
Specification, and any other Sun intellectual property rights to use,
reproduce, distribute, perform, display and prepare derivative works
of the Specification, and to authorize others to do so. For the
purposes of this Agreement, "Specification" means the technical
specification described more fully in Exhibit A, which Donor will
make available as the initial point for development of the
specification for NFS Version 4 as described hereunder, together with
any technical specifications based thereon developed by Licensees.
2. Statement of Purpose. The licenses granted in Section 1 are
granted for the sole pur...