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IETF Rights in Contributions (RFC3978)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083336D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 19 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Bradner: AUTHOR [+2]

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 3979, replaces Section 10 of RFC 2026.

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Network Working Group                                    S. Bradner, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3978                            Harvard University

BCP: 78                                                       March 2005

Obsoletes: 3667

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 (2005).

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 3979, 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

Bradner, Ed.             Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3978              IETF Rights in Contributions            March 2005

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

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

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

       5.6.  Exceptions. . . . . . . . . . . ....