Negotiation: There is now a complete NDD definition from Kartha. Marty is also incorporating detailed comments from Kartha on the rest of the Negotiation draft.
Responses to the OASIS Vote on CPPA 2.0
The following response to OASIS, based on Dale's draft, was unanimously approved after discussion of a motion by Peter Ogden, seconded by Pete Wenzel:
"Despite the two negative votes on nontechnical issues, the OASIS ebXML CPPA TC agrees that their specification, Collaboration-Protocol Profile and Agreement Specification Version 2.0, should become an OASIS Standard."
The following response to LMI, based on Dale's draft, was unanimously approved after discussion of a motion by Tony Fletcher, seconded by Peter Ogden:
The OASIS ebXML CPPA TC has taken no stance on the validity of claims found in http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebxml-cppa/ibm_ipr_statement.shtml. OASIS apparently agrees that the IBM IPR statement conforms with the provisions of its IPR policy found at http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.shtml. OASIS has not indicated to the OASIS ebXML TC that its specification conflicts with any provision of the OASIS IPR policy mentioned above. The OASIS ebXML CPPA TC cannot confirm whether it is possible to revise its specification in such a way that these claims, including one whose scope is unknown, and any as yet undisclosed future patent claims affecting implementation of the specification, could be avoided. The OASIS ebXML CPPA TC does not see that it is within its power or charter to directly alter the IPR situation to which you object.
The following response to the Department of the Navy, based on Dale's draft, was unanimously approved after discussion of a motion by Tony Weida, seconded by Peter Ogden:
Dale raised the matter of unapproved minutes -- he had posted a backlog of minutes needing approval on the list, not including minutes from last week and this week. Marty moved that we approve all those previously unapproved minutes. Kartha pointed out that he'd questioned the minutes of one meeting. Dale thought that the question had been resolved as Hima requested, but details were not immediately clear. Therefore, Marty accepted a friendly amendment to except the minutes questioned by Kartha. The motion was unanimously approved.
At Dale's request, Pete W. agreed to serve on an interim basis as our representative to the Security joint TC within OASIS.
Jamie commended Dale for doing a splendid job in leading us to the best available result in addressing the matter of IBM's IP claims.