BCP 101 Update for IPR Trust
RFC 4371

 
Document Type RFC - Best Current Practice (January 2006; No errata)
Updates RFC 4071
Also known as BCP 101
Was draft-carpenter-bcp101-update (individual in gen area)
Last updated 2013-03-02
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Network Working Group                                  B. Carpenter, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4371                                           IBM
BCP: 101                                                   L. Lynch, Ed.
Updates: 4071                                                         UO
Category: Best Current Practice                             January 2006

                      BCP 101 Update for IPR Trust

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

Abstract

   This document updates BCP 101 to take account of the new IETF
   Intellectual Property Trust.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
   2.  Updates to RFC 4071 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   4.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   5.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
       5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.  Introduction

   The first version of BCP 101, i.e., RFC 4071 [1], assumed that the
   vehicle for certain IETF-related Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
   would be the Internet Society (ISOC).  Since that time, an IETF Trust
   has been created to hold such IPR.  This document appropriately
   updates RFC 4071.

   This update comes into force as soon as it has been approved by the
   IESG and the IETF Trust Agreement [2] has been formally signed by its
   Settlors and initial Trustees.

   Terms and abbreviations used in this document are defined in RFC
   4071.

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2.  Updates to RFC 4071

   A Trust ("the IETF Trust") has been formed for the purpose of
   acquiring, holding, maintaining, and licensing certain existing and
   future intellectual property and other property used in connection
   with the administration of the IETF.  The Trust was formed by the
   signatures of its Settlors and initial Trustees.  The Settlors, who
   contributed initial intellectual property to the Trust, were ISOC and
   the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.  The Trustees of
   the IETF Trust are the members of the IAOC, and the Beneficiary of
   the IETF Trust is the IETF as a whole.

   In its administration of IPR under the terms of BCP 101, the IASA,
   including the IAD and the IAOC, will treat the IETF Trust rather than
   ISOC as the proper entity for ownership and licensing of IETF IPR.
   Specifically, references to ISOC in sections 3.1, 5.3, and 7 of [1]
   shall be interpreted as referring to the IETF Trust wherever IPR
   issues are concerned.  The duty to serve as Trustees is added to
   section 3.2 of [1].

3.  Security Considerations

   This document has no security implications for the Internet.

4.  Acknowledgements

   The members of the IAOC when this document was written were:

      Brian Carpenter
      Steve Crocker
      Leslie Daigle
      Ed Juskevicius
      Kurtis Lindqvist
      Lucy Lynch
      Ray Pelletier
      Lynn St Amour
      Jonne Soininen

   Useful comments were received from Harald Alvestrand.  Comments on
   RFC 4071 by Patrice Lyons assisted in preparing this document.

   This document was produced using the xml2rfc tool [3].

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5.  References

5.1.  Normative References

   [1]  Austein, R. and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF Administrative
        Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101, RFC 4071, April 2005.

   [2]  "IETF Trust Agreement",
        http://www.ietf.org/trust/IETFtrustAgreement20051208.pdf,
        December 2005.

5.2.  Informative References

   [3]  Rose, M., "Writing I-Ds and RFCs using XML", RFC 2629,
        June 1999.

Authors' Addresses

   Brian Carpenter (Ed.)
   IBM
   8 Chemin de Blandonnet
   1214 Vernier
   Switzerland

   EMail: brc@zurich.ibm.com

   Lucy Lynch (Ed.)
   University of Oregon
   1225 Kincaid St
   Eugene, Oregon 97403
   USA

   Phone: +1 541 346 1774
   EMail: llynch@darkwing.uoregon.edu
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