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IETF Rights in Contributions (RFC3667)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-13
Document File: 19 page(s) / 43K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Bradner: AUTHOR

Abstract

The IETF policies about rights in Contributions to the IETF are designed to ensure that such Contributions can be made available to the IETF and Internet communities while permitting the authors to retain as many rights as possible. This memo details the IETF policies on rights in Contributions to the IETF. It also describes the objectives that the policies are designed to meet. This memo updates RFC 2026, and, with RFC 3668, replaces Section 10 of RFC 2026.

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Network Working Group S. Bradner

Request for Comments: 3667 Harvard University

BCP: 78 February 2004

Updates: 2026

Category: Best Current Practice

IETF Rights in Contributions

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The IETF policies about rights in Contributions to the IETF are

designed to ensure that such Contributions can be made available to

the IETF and Internet communities while permitting the authors to

retain as many rights as possible. This memo details the IETF

policies on rights in Contributions to the IETF. It also describes

the objectives that the policies are designed to meet. This memo

updates RFC 2026, and, with RFC 3668, replaces Section 10 of RFC

2026.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3. Rights in IETF Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3.1. General Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3.2. Confidentiality Obligations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3.3. Granting of Rights and Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.4. Representations and Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.5. No Duty to Publish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.6. Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

4. Rights in RFC Editor Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.1. Requirements from Section 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.2. Granting of Rights and Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . 8

5. Notices Required in IETF Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

5.1. IPR Disclosure Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

5.2. Derivative Works Limitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

5.3. Publication Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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5.4. Copyright Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

5.5. Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

5.6. Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

6. Notices and Rights Required in RFC Editor Contributions. . . . 13

7. Exposition of why these procedures are the way they are. . . . 13

7.1. Rights Granted in IETF Contributions . . . . . . . . . . 13

7.2. Rights to use Contributed Material . . . . . . . . . . . 14

7.3. Right to Produce Derivative Works. . . . . . . . . . . . 14

7.4. Rights to use Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

7.5. Who Does This Apply To?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

8. Contributions Not Subject to Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

9. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . ....