draft-ietf-ipr-ietf-trust-update-00.txt   draft-ietf-ipr-ietf-trust-update-01.txt 
Network Working Group S. Bradner Network Working Group S. Bradner
Internet-Draft Harvard University Internet-Draft Harvard University
Editor Updates: RFC 3978 Editor
August 2006
RFC 3978 Update to recognize the IETF Trust RFC 3978 Update to recognize the IETF Trust
<draft-ietf-ipr-ietf-trust-update-00.txt> <draft-ietf-ipr-ietf-trust-update-01.txt>
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Abstract Abstract
This document modifies RFC 3978 "IETF Rights in Contributions" to This document updates RFC 3978 "IETF Rights in Contributions" to
recognize that the IETF Trust is now the proper custodian of all recognize that the IETF Trust is now the proper custodian of all
IETF-related intellectual property rights. IETF-related intellectual property rights.
This document does not constrain how the IETF Trust exercises those This document does not constrain how the IETF Trust exercises those
rights. rights.
Copyright Notice Copyright Notice
Copyright (C) The Internet Society. (2006) Copyright (C) The Internet Society. (2006)
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
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Currently the IETF requires that authors of Contributions to the IETF Currently the IETF requires that authors of Contributions to the IETF
grant to the IETF (meaning the full set of participants in the IETF grant to the IETF (meaning the full set of participants in the IETF
Standards Process) a limited set of non-exclusive rights and Standards Process) a limited set of non-exclusive rights and
permissions as part of the process of submitting such Contribution. permissions as part of the process of submitting such Contribution.
These rights and permissions are detailed in "IETF Rights in These rights and permissions are detailed in "IETF Rights in
Contributions" (RFC 3978 - BCP 78) [RFC3978]. Contributions" (RFC 3978 - BCP 78) [RFC3978].
The IETF Trust was recently formed to act as the administrative The IETF Trust was recently formed to act as the administrative
custodian of all copyrights and other intellectual property rights custodian of all copyrights and other intellectual property rights
relating to the IETF Standards Process that had previously been held relating to the IETF Standards Process that had previously been held
by ISOC and CNRI (See [reference to IETF Trust Agreement]). This by ISOC and CNRI (See [IETF Trust Agreement]).
document modifies RFC 3978 in order to implement this structure.
Most importantly, it alters the license-grant path as follows: The IETF is supported by an IETF Administrative Support Activity
whereas previously authors of Contributions to the IETF would grant a (IASA) defined in BCP 101 [BCP101]. BCP 101 was updated by [RFC4371]
license both to ISOC and to all IETF participants, it is now proposed to recognize the creation of the IETF Trust.
that such authors grant a license to the IETF Trust (in Section 3.3).
This document concerns itself only with changes to RFC 3978 needed to This document updates RFC 3978 in order to recognize the IETF Trust
recognize the creation of the IETF Trust. and to implement the structure needed to support it. Most
importantly, it alters the license-grant path as follows: whereas
previously authors of Contributions to the IETF would grant a license
both to ISOC and to all IETF participants, such authors will grant a
license to the IETF Trust (in Section 3.3). This document concerns
itself only with changes to RFC 3978 needed to recognize the creation
of the IETF Trust.
This introductory section is to provide context for the reader. This introductory section is to provide context for the reader.
Section 2 of this document is intended to be normative. Section 2 of this document is intended to be normative.
2. Updates to RFC 3978 2. Updates to RFC 3978
The text of RFC 3978 is hereby updated as set forth below to reflect The text of RFC 3978 is hereby updated as set forth below to reflect
the creation of the IETF Trust. the creation of the IETF Trust.
2.1. Update introduction 2.1. Update introduction
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3.1. Normative References 3.1. Normative References
[RFC 3978] Bradner, S., Ed., "IETF Rights in Contributions", BCP 78, [RFC 3978] Bradner, S., Ed., "IETF Rights in Contributions", BCP 78,
RFC 3978, March 2005. RFC 3978, March 2005.
[BCP 101] Austein, R., and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF [BCP 101] Austein, R., and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF
Administrative Support Activity (IASA)," BCP 101, RFC 4071, April Administrative Support Activity (IASA)," BCP 101, RFC 4071, April
2005. 2005.
[IETF Trust Agreement?] [RFC4371] Carpenter, B., and L. Lynch Ed., " BCP 101 Update for IPR
Trust," RFC 4371, January 2006
[IETF Trust Agreement]
www.ietf.org/trust/IETFtrustAgreement20051208.pdf
4. Editor's Address 4. Editor's Address
Scott Bradner Scott Bradner
Harvard University Harvard University
29 Oxford St. 29 Oxford St.
Cambridge MA, 02138 Cambridge MA, 02138
Phone: +1 617 495 3864 Phone: +1 617 495 3864
EMail: sob@harvard.edu EMail: sob@harvard.edu
5. Full copyright statement 5. Full copyright statement
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). This document is subject Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). This document is subject
to the rights, licenses and restrictions contained in BCP 78, and to the rights, licenses and restrictions contained in BCP 78, and
except as set forth therein, the authors retain all their rights. except as set forth therein, the authors retain all their rights.
This document and the information contained herein are provided on an This document and the information contained herein are provided on an
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http://www.ietf.org/ipr. The IETF invites any interested party to http://www.ietf.org/ipr. The IETF invites any interested party to
bring to its attention any copyrights, patents or patent bring to its attention any copyrights, patents or patent
applications, or other proprietary rights that may cover technology applications, or other proprietary rights that may cover technology
that may be required to implement this standard. Please address the that may be required to implement this standard. Please address the
information to the IETF at ietf-ipr@ietf.org. information to the IETF at ietf-ipr@ietf.org.
Acknowledgement Acknowledgement
Funding for the RFC Editor function is currently provided by the Funding for the RFC Editor function is currently provided by the
Internet Society. Internet Society.
Changes
Note to RFC Editor - remove this section if this document is
published as an RFC
version 3 to version 4
major rewrite based on input from Jorge
version 4 to version 5
various places cleaned up removal of outbound rights
version 5 to version 6
added section 2.3
added a new section 4 and renumbered the old section 4 and the
sections following
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