[client com] IANA IPR License & Community Agreement Template

Hofheimer, Joshua T. jhofheimer at sidley.com
Thu Jul 21 23:29:57 UTC 2016

Client Committee and Greg, etc. – We have accepted Greg’s changes and made a few further clean-up revisions.  For convenience we have included a clean and redline marked against the original draft sent to us.

Regarding the final changes:

·        we’ve deleted footnotes that have now become moot,

·        fixed the formatting,

·        edited footnotes per Greg’s comments,

·        moved a couple of Greg’s margin notes into footnotes (e.g., his query about IETF being an Affiliate), and

·        made a few text edits for consistency (e.g. changing unreasonably “denied” to “withheld” to be consistent with other parts of the document).

If the Client Committee is satisfied, I am happy for this to go to IETF so they can review in advance of our call on Tuesday.  We can discuss in the morning.  For me the most material issue, which impacts the document in several places is whether the IETF should have the unilateral right to assess or require changes in services, and terminate the license if unsatisfied with those changes.  As we’ve noted previously, we don’t believe that is appropriate, but will take CWG’s guidance.

I know we have a brief client committee call scheduled for tomorrow morning on IPR, so we can discuss this and any other issues, as well as next steps.


Joshua Hofheimer
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From: Greg Shatan [mailto:gregshatanipc at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:31 AM
To: Hofheimer, Joshua T.
Cc: Client Committee; Greeley, Amy E.
Subject: Re: [client com] IANA IPR License & Community Agreement Template

Client Committee and Josh et al.,

I have reviewed Sidley's comments on the License Agreement and generally agree with them. I have further revised the License Agreement in the attached document, both to carry out certain of Sidley's comments, to reflect comments of my own and to follow more closely the Principal Terms.  My changes are marked in track changes.  I look forward to any thoughts you may have.

This version (subject to any further comments or discussions, and clean-up and consolidation by Sidley) should be turned back to the IETF Trust and other operational communities sufficiently in advance of the July 26 call so that this version can form the basis of the discussions on that call.  Thoughts on process are most welcome.

I hope to review the Community Agreement shortly.

Best regards,



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On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Hofheimer, Joshua T. <jhofheimer at sidley.com<mailto:jhofheimer at sidley.com>> wrote:
Dear Client Committee,

Attached please find Sidley comments to the IANA IPR License and to the Community Agreement, clean and redline against the original drafts we received from Greg Shatan.  Please note there are several questions and comments for consideration included as footnote “Notes to Draft”.

We are happy to discuss at your convenience.



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