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An Agreement between the Internet Society and Sun Microsystems, Inc (RFC1790)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 8K

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in the Matter of ONC RPC and XDR Protocols. V. Cerf: AUTHOR

Abstract

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Network Working Group V. Cerf

Request for Comments: 1790 Internet Society

Category: Informational April 1995

An Agreement between the Internet Society

and

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

in the Matter of ONC RPC and XDR 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.

Note:

This RFC is NOT a standard. It is an official public record of an

agreement between SUN Microsystems and the Internet Society. The

referenced RFC 1057 dated June 1988 ("RFC: Remote Procedure Call

Protocol Specification Version 2) and RFC 1014 dated June 1987 ("XDR:

External Data Representation Standard) are not attached to the

document below, but are incorporated by reference.

Purpose:

This Request for Comments records an agreement between SUN

Microsystems, Inc. and the Internet Society to permit the flow of

SUN's Open Network Computing Remote Procedure Call and External Data

Representation specifications into the Internet Standards process

conducted by the Internet Engineering Task Force. It should be noted

by readers that paragraph 4 means, in part, that someone or some

organization other than the named "Licensees" must be separately

"licensed" to make use of these specifications for implementation or

other purposes. SUN Microsystems commits to providing such a license

under "substantially similar terms" and at no charge. If the

referenced RFCs are re-issued as Proposed Standards, SUN could offer

a blanket license to implementors which could, itself, be documented

and recorded as an RFC for reference.

AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN

THE INTERNET SOCIETY

AND

SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.

IN THE MATTER OF

ONC RPC AND XDR PROTOCOLS

1. For good and valuable consideration, receipt and sufficiency of

which is hereby acknowledged, Sun Microsystems, Inc. ("Donor") hereby

grants to the Internet Society and the Internet Engineering Task

Force, their officers, employees, the IETF Secretariat and

contractors ("Licensees") for the sole purpose of making Donor's Open

Network Computing ("ONC") Remote Procedure Call ("RPC") and External

Data Representation ("XDR") (together the "Technology", which is the

technical specifications set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto

[sic] and incorporated herein by reference) an Internet standard,

entering the Internet Standard process as a Proposed Standard, a

cost-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license

under any copyrights, patents or other rights in Donor's Technology

to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, propose, test, develop,

analyze, enhance, revise, adopt, maintai...