An Agreement Between the Internet Society, the IETF, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the matter of NFS V.4 Protocols (RFC2339)
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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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 memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
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.
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RFC 2339 ISOC / Sun agreement on NFS May 1998
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 purpose of seeking to make the Specification an Internet standard.
3. Evolution of the Specification. Donor further grants to Licensees a worldwide right and license to further evolve, develop and mod...