An Agreement between the Internet Society and Sun Microsystems, Inc (RFC1790)
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Status of this Memo
Network Working Group V. Cerf
Request for Comments: 1790 Internet Society
Category: Informational April 1995
An Agreement between the Internet Society
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.
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 incor...