An Agreement between the Internet Society and Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the Matter of ONC RPC and XDR Protocols (RFC1790)
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
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This RFC is an official public record of an agreement between SUN Microsystems and the Internet Society. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
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.
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.
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.
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RFC 1790 ISOC - SUN Agreement: ONC RPC and XDR Protocols April 1995
AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE INTERNET SOCIETY
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, maintain, perform and display publicly, and prepare derivative works that are based on or incorporate all or part of the Technology, and to reproduce, distribute and perform or display publicly any such derivative works, in any form and in all languages (computer and foreign), includ...